Creating the Second Piece

I took a piece of heavy 12″ X 12″ watercolour paper and glued it to a canvas frame. After it dried I took water colours and just layered brush strokes over each other in different washes of blues.  I also added a bit a yellow and this changed some of the areas into greens.  So, now the background is finished and I will have to wait for the surface to dry and then add my wax, hopefully in thin flat even layers.   What I would like to do is to transfer some graphite drawn water lilies to the surface of the wax and see how that works.  Here is the sample of just the washes on the water-color paper.


As you can see, I overlapped the brushstrokes randomly and at this point it will be the first layer. 

Anyone know if I have to wait for the paper to dry before adding the wax layer?  


Author: Anna

I am a painter and sculptor and have a studio beside a beautiful lake. For the past 40 years, I designed and built puppets, masks and sculptures and had solo exhibitions of these works. In 2013, I went back to painting and started working in encaustic. I am interested in issues of identity in terms of weavings as coverings to protect or to hide. The intersecting lines that I create over landscapes create an internal conversation versus the external between nature vs. nurture. Or how actual or psychological barriers erected in an environment can disrupt a cherished place. My engagement with woven structures speak to complex dialogues between identity and psychological barriers. My second passion is teaching. I try to encompass more than teaching my students art techniques. I encourage students to, not only learn the language of art, but to also engage in critiquing art. Additionally, we continually explore ways to enhance one's voice through art in relation to contemporary and historical issues. Encaustic adventures is a blog where not only processes and techniques are taught, but hopefully this sites will engage in a dialogue about the making of art, notions of voice, identity, themes, and ways to establish a body of work within an historical contexts.

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