October 17, 2006

Paper Encaustic II



More of my paper encaustic series. Fall is a great time of year to be melting beeswax (ok, I like it anytime of year!) and so I was inspired by the colors outside of my window. What do you think? I am going to put them on some sort of floating backing. Just trying to decide what exactly ... This one is rather large - roughly, 12"x12".

11 comments:

Belinda said...

although i'm not (yet) on the encaustic cheer bandwagon, this piece makes me want to try it! it's simply gorgeous and the colors are so yummy. we've only got a bit of yellow peaking through the greens here in in area in lux-germany. simply gorgeous

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

This would make incredible wall paper too, time consuming project, but imagine the stunning awe of it!

Ulla said...

Like the last rose petals that fell to the ground on a windy fall day - delicious!

melba said...

So cool looking; I love it!

Gramercy Galleria said...

Susan,

This is a beautiful piece. Might be nice mounted on a solid color canvas -- I'm thinking black -- with the edges left loose (and maybe painted metallic gold on the back. This is inspiring, as well as beautiful.

Robin

Funky Finds said...

now THIS is cool! how ya been? :)

Beate said...

simply gorgeous - I lovie it

Sabine said...

Phantastic. How is it done? (I have to google that). just terrific.

susan said...

dear all,
i am thinking of a black background... so robin, you are on the same wavelength!
thanks for all the nice comments..
it is done like this sabine:
i made the homemade paper and then used the beeswax/resin mixture to create the design
then used watercolor paint to add the color.
it is fun and reminds me of the metal work i saw in wein and around germany.

andrea said...

This is decorative and original and ... sumptuous! That's a good word for it. I can hardly wait to see how you display it.

Jessica Torrant said...

This is a beautiful work of art - certainly suits the season!