Friday, October 11, 2013

Reflection, journal page + Video

I finished the painting I showed in progress in this post, and then decided to have a little photo-shoot with her. Don't know why, probably because I used earthy tones to paint her, and the leaves are so beautiful now... I quickly noticed that glass and sun create reflections and that what I wanted to capture isn't happening. Interestingly enough, when I later looked at the photos the ones I liked the most were the ones that showed reflected flowers, tree or me in the painting.
I wanted to have her face in my journal too, so I made a very quick and impatient transfer.
I recorded a video in double speed, and for the first time tried to do voice over. I enjoy listening to other artists explain what they are doing, and as hard as it is, wanted to try it. Please excuse my manly voice, the different levels of sound and everything else... it is a learning curve, and this is just my first try :-);

Friday, October 4, 2013

101 BIRDS - Painting #35

 Here is a painting a did more than a month ago and forgot to share. It might be my favorite of all the birds. I had an urge to use the encaustic media and play with textures, so that's what I did.
I embedded real flowers (dry, pressed) in it. Couldn't believe that fragile hydrangea petals would survive the heat, but they did and turned out so lovely!
I added as much texture as I could, while leaving the color palette almost neutral. It was really a lot of fun and I could hardly make myself stop. After I finished, I immediately went to Judy Wise's blog to order her Encaustics Workshop e-book. Watched it, loved it, learned a lot but haven't done anything with it yet. I guess my muse has had enough wax play with this one painting for now.
Hope you'll enjoy the close ups of textures :-)