Well as of 1:00 AM, last night, oh I guess this morning, I'm happy with my new piece in stage 1......this is going to be roughly 84"x 42"x2", whew, biggest one I've done so far...scared but looking forward to it.....I say that now, we'll see what I'm saying when the encaustic part comes around. I'm also wanting to perhaps add a new 3D effect of copper pieces reflecting the twigs and land that these lovelies come from. Thanks goes out to my friend Morgan Brig, for teaching me the love of "brazing" which is a type of welding. She taught me not to be afraid of the torch, (we are not talking about a small one, these puppies have to large tanks and hoses), which then lead me to not fearing the torch in encaustics. Now I wouldn't want to use anything else, sure beats the heat guns and irons, epecially for very large pieces. The colours will be brought out with encaustic glazes, marks, inks, oils and who knows what.
Morgan's an amazing artist and you must check her out Morgan Brig,
She's an amazing person to boot, plus her wonderful partner Ken and the kids,
Echo and Bear. I'll be posting some images of them later on my "personal works page" I have some photos of her class at Pratt Inst. in Seattle in that section also.
These are glorious old cottonwoods down in Corrales NM, a small town between Albquerque and Santa Fe. It has a green belt as well as desert. I'm loving it all and yes SUNSHINE! Which living in the NW ones needs to find plenty of. Spring has sprung and these magnificant creatures are calling out for more, as they bloom I will be there with my camera to document them along. When my partner, Michael, was down we found an enormous one that filled a field, needing to find out more and put that one on paper.