Sunday, January 02, 2011

Encaustic on ceramic tiles

Indigo, Enso 2, Enso 3, Marble, Enso

These encaustic paintings are among a group that will be for sale at TheArtery in the Bucktown Center for the Arts in Davenport, IA.  The four in the black stands are painted on ceramic tile and the one in the back is on cradled wood.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Encaustic Art evokes memories

"Nougat" detail

This morning I played around with scraping back a wax surface to random blobs of colored wax I'd sprinkled across the surface.  As I was scraping it reminded me of one of my favorite childhood candies, Brach's Jelly Nougats.

The candy I remember

This experimentation came about because yesterday I bought Lissa Rankin's book Encaustic Art and I am so pleased that I did!  Somehow I had the impression it was simply a collection of interviews and artwork, but, of course, it is so much more.