Hey friends, family and followers- you have asked to see some of the paintings I have been working on, so posting some from my Horizon Series (all 6” x 6”) for y’all. Thanks for the interest.
Since working with hot wax and flame is not very boat and travel friendly, I have been exploring a new medium and application- acrylic paints with acrylic gel mediums that provide texture, layers and transparency. Diggin’ it so far.
I have an idea that some men are born out of their due place. Accident has cast them amid certain surroundings, but they have always a nostalgia for a home they know not. They are strangers in their birthplace, and the leafy lanes they have known from childhood or the populous streets in which they have played, remain but a place of passage. They may spend their whole lives aliens among their kindred and remain aloof among the only scenes they have ever known. Perhaps it is this sense of strangeness that sends men far and wide in the search for something permanent, to which they may attach themselves. Perhaps some deep-rooted atavism urges the wanderer back to lands which his ancestors left in the dim beginnings of history.
W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence
Snippets of some 5x5 canvases I’m creating. First time using a faux encaustic embossing powder by @sethapter and @emeraldcreekcs . (Vintage beeswax) Lots of gorgeous, waxy layers!
This was definitely a huge learning experience for me. Still new at collaging and def new at the encaustic look. But loved every minute of it! Gotta keep practicing!
5x5 canvas, 1 1/2” deep. #nofilter .