Captured Tree, ~9in. x 8in., acrylics on compact discs
I have been making a huge effort lately to stop saving things. I am a "reformed pack rat." Lately, the Goodwill or Salvation Army has been visited with numerous boxes and bags of stuff. Andy loves to joke that I can fit 1,700 square feet of things into a 900 square foot apartment. Andy is not kidding that I have to keep the "saving" under control!
Recently, I found a few compact disks that could no longer be used because of all of the scratches. I kept trying to throw them away, but I kept digging them out of the trash can. Finally, I decided to play with them using encaustics.
Encaustic art is created by using beeswax. I tried to use encaustics on the CDs, but the experiment failed. The CDs do work well under the encaustic paper for random designs, but not as a "canvas." I finally decided to just use acrylics, and the photo shows how that experiment worked.
Should I mount the painting on a support, or leave them "free standing?" The background in the photo is the grey carpet (paint catcher) in my studio.
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