Saturday, February 28, 2015

"Sing Me Home"


8" x 8" Collage on Gallery Wrapped Canvas


I was inspired to make this collage after I saw some similar pieces in a gift shop.  After making it, I realized that I was also inspired by all the Encaustic Art that I've been seeing lately.  I really wanted it to have that hazy, dreamy quality, but didn't know exactly how to get it.

So, of course, I had to find out all about this wax-using art form!  I've been reading every book I can find on the subject, and watching every YouTube video there is on encaustic.  I'm finally ready to bite the $$ bullet and just go for it!

My goal is to make some small encaustic works that I can sell in Mount Dora (that's always my end-game!).  I've got so many ideas in my head that I'm about to explode!  But, I've never even seen an encaustic piece in person, so I don't know how it would ship -  or how it would look in a shop setting.   I hope it works, cause it is an expensive undertaking.  Stay tuned............

3 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

Such a pretty piece, Nancy! There are a couple of artists, such as Nancy Goldman and Robin Samiljan who work in encaustic. Nancy just recently started and Robin works almost exclusively with it and has for years. Both have blogs if you are interested!

Nancy Eaton said...

Yes! I would love to see their blogs - can you send me the urls?

CrimsonLeaves said...

http://nancygoldmanart.blogspot.com/

http://robinsamiljan.blogspot.com/