Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Random…….

 

……..thoughts and actions!

Last Saturday was the last class, of a four class series, in encaustics for me……sad to see it end.  Now, I need to practice on my own.

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Above is paper collage and encaustic wax and below is an experiment using the stamps I carve.  Seems one fish met up with a sea lion who managed one big bite! 

Hey, we learn by experimentation…..this one is paper (i.e. a map) that I stamped with the fish and then applied clear encaustic on the top with colored wax on the bottom, interesting results.  I like the map but I don’t like the colors and it would be safer to stamp first, then apply the map to the board.  The stamping surface would then be flat and easier to get a clean print, without the seal bite and part of a missing tail!IMG_1987

Then I did a sketch of Mr. Laugh A Lot watching T.V. with his head phones on, sitting in his favorite chair with a cat on his lap!

IMG_1984 Sort of a resemblance…except one eye is a little “wonky” and the eye glasses are a bit off”.  That was interesting, I haven’t drawn a man-person in years….maybe, not ever.

Then, last but not least, I told you about the group who gets together at the bakery/coffee shop to do art…..well, we are leaving little art gifts for the other customers!  We are making and sharing “guerilla” art!  Here are a few pieces I’ll be dropping off soon.

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The weather has been dry and sunny, so we’ve been doing a little yard work, too…..so, you see many random activities are taking place in my world! 

3 comments:

Julie said...

dry and sunny...fantastic!!!

neat idea...gorilla art.

love your map piece!!!

elle said...

Random acts of kindness, no guerilla about it. lol I'm asking for a blow torch. My guy is showing a lot of deep wrinkles on his brow as he is wondering where this will lead! LOL

Marilyn Rock said...

Love your encaustic work; it's such fun isn't it? Your sketch is marvelous and what a wonderful idea with the guerilla art! xxoo