Monday, November 24, 2008

Winter - my first encaustic!



6x5.5" encaustic,collage,oil

My first encaustic! - encaustic is painting with hot wax. - and man, is it different than what I normally do - totally out of my comfort zone! But completely fun and addicting. ---ooh the layers and depth! its completely freeing. Ive been waiting to use this stack of old childrens book pages too.

5 comments:

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

My mouth dropped open! SOOO cool! I love, love, love it. Lucky you, are you taking a class?

Karen Appleton said...

Wow Debbie!
This is really beautiful. Very very interesting addition to your paintings. I love the combo of the collage work with the encaustic. This has a wonderful dreamy feel to me.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I like it!

Debbie Miller said...

thanks- you sweet blog friends!!

Kelley - no class, just experimenting on my own. My brother paints with encaustic and I finally caught the bug. (btw - were having a show together at the cutler building on the 19th)

Karen - dreamy is what I was going for and you'll be happy to know I'm itching to bring back the chandeliers with this :)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I love this! Beautiful!