Flor - encaustic techniques - 8 x 8 inches - 2010
Sometimes, I need a little break. This little one was it. Using the book Encaustic Workshop, I decided to play with some materials not mentioned, like pollen.
A neighbor treated us to beautiful Asian lilies, and I spent a few hours just sketching them over and over again in pencil and charcoal. [Thank you, Kiki, if you read this!] One sketch really caught my attention, so I transferred it to the board. The pollen from the lilies was used to get the yellows, acrylics were used to set the pollen and place the other colors. The final stage was applying encaustic paint (beeswax).
This was a great break, especially in the simplicity and beauty of the flower. The title is "Flor," which is "flower" in Spanish.
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