For a few weeks I have been challenging myself to work on these small experiments using only wax and threads. I did complete quite a few exciting works. So, yesterday I went back to my interlaced series and spent from 9 AM – 9PM on two 12″ X 12″ paintings. I did love working on the small yarn experiments and I am sure that what I learned will move into my larger lace structures. The yarn is a lot harder to curve on the surface of the wax and I love curvilinear lines that I can make with my brush. When I paint the lines of the gauze, I become in a zone by doing these meditative repetitive strokes with a brush. I just love this process and sticking down the thread and then painting over the thread did not feel the same. So, yesterday I copied one of the small 6″ X 6″ woven structure pieces on a larger 12″ X 12″ wooden panel. My goal was to repeat the process but use encaustic and a brush to mimic the thread. I really do like the end result.
So, the painting below is the small thread painting on 6″ X 6″ panel. The yarn is pressed down onto the background and then painted with wax over the top.
This one below is the 12″ X 12 ” Interlaced narrative painting that is just encaustic. The lines are all painted onto the background.
In the second work below, I painted a waterscape for the background and then added a curtain like drapery over the top of the landscape. At the bottom, I have a bit of the landscape showing through. I am so happy with these works.