Tuesday, 28 October 2008
Hurrah, it's autumn, time to get the encaustics out again... I get too hot in the summer to work with extra heat, ironing is bad enough, the heat of melting wax is just overkill. But now I can see it as an alternative means of heating The Little Green Shed, and enjoy working with it in the relative cool of winter.
I don't often wax particularly lyrical about work, but there's something about this piece, Autumn Wind, that just seems to invite it. For me, the piece evokes the colours of the autumn, their warmth, and the warmth of a beautiful Autumn day. The wax on top, though, is a dark blue, the blue of a chill wind, perhaps the first of the winter winds, reminding us of the chills that are to come.
This piece features wax carving, which shows the beauty of the colours beneath it. See what I mean... I'm waxing lyrical! You can find this piece in my purelypainting etsy shop
if you would like to see more detail shots....and see if you can find the leaf being blown about on that wind...