Continuing with Line Dancing

I am doing one painting at a time for the Line Dancing series. I want to limit my color choices because I tend to use too many colors. So, this time I tried to keep my colors to beige, yellows, blues and reds. I guess using 5 colours are still too many colors and still need to limit my pallet with the next painting. This painting is 24” X 24” so I am moving away from those small 12″ X 12″ paintings.  I thought that the lines were too straight and rather stiff in the first version so I brought in more organic lines over the straight horizontal lines. Here is the final piece Line Dancing #9  24″ X 24″

Dancing Lines #7 low resolution

Line Dancing in Autumn

copyright Anna Wagner-Ott


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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