Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Encaustic Monotype
Encaustic Monotype, Detail, Backlit
 I have been experimenting with encaustic monotype this last month and it has now become an obsession. I have even gone so far as to make my own pigments so that I have the color saturation I desire. I am using these wax pigment sticks to draw on the heated surface. Essentially drawing with wax. The only limitation I have run into is size.  I am in the process of making a larger surface to work on. Right now the largest print I can pull is 9x12, to over come this size issue I have been working with multiples that hang together. The top image is of 16 individual print that are layered on top of each other. Because I print on rice paper the bottom layer can be seen through the top. The result is even more amazing when you shine light through them. These prints along with daily drawing exercises has been the main focus of my work recently.

Friday, March 9, 2012

I hate the delete button

This was going to be a much longer and eloquent post but I forgot to save the first version as I was typing and lost it all so here is short and sweet. Top is a detail of an installation I'm working on using family photos and documents that have been torn and dipped into wax then assembled on long wax dipped strips of paper. Each one is 4-6ft long and may get longer.
Second and third images are a new process I'm working with similar to encaustic monotype. These are drawing based work and free form no real message just doing them as a daily exercise to explore the medium. That's all folks, now back to work.