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.

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