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Sunday, February 01, 2009

Bluescape


It has been an emotional few days. And when the going gets tough, the tough go in the shed and play... in this case, with my encaustic paints. Not something I've done in a while, though I have been using the set up to melt soy wax for batik, of which more another time. I made several pieces, most of which are not worth talking about, but I rather like the piece in the image, 'Bluescape'. I have a lot to learn about working with encaustics, but that doesn't stop me enjoying the journey, or the various outputs along the way. Bluescapes feels free and spontaneous, which I hope are qualities that fill my work. In fact, I feel another piece coming on, based on Bluescape... so I'm off to play some more, in cloth, this time. Maybe a bit larger, though; this piece is a mere 7" by 5".

As well as encaustics, I quilted 'moon cat I' yesterday, and there are at least another two in that series. I have Twitter to thank for that; someone commented about another cat piece I had made, and told me about her white cat, staring at moonlight. So I made moon cat as a response to her description. So there are more of those to be worked on, too. Just the thing to be doing as the snow flurries in the air... not a day for the shed, methinks, despite the very efficient heater.

9 comments:

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Beautiful Marion. Love the smattering of yellow on there---makes everything else pop!

Sixsisters said...

I like the way it turned out Marion. Nice landscape
feel to it.

marianne said...

beautiful! love the texture- and can't wait to see where it takes you on the cloth piece.

Miss Frugality said...

The citrus yellow and blues are a very exciting combination here, and on the quilt you twittered earlier.It's good to see you are on a roll - one piece giving you inspiration for the next...I wish that for my work too.

Angela said...

That's just beautiful Marion - I look forward to seeing your larger piece. I hope you have heating in your shed - it's bitterly cold in Cheshire!

Connie Rose said...

Hi Marion,
Are you familiar with Daniella Woolf's encaustic work? If not, check it out at http://daniellawoolf.com. Fortunately for me, she lives in CA and I'm hoping to work with her sometime in the future.
ATB,
Connie

Patricia said...

Keep up the great work!

Julie said...

My favourite colours Marion so I love it! I would like to do some encaustic work too. I hope you're ok. Take care.

Leslie said...

I really love the colours you've been using lately. Bluescape is wonderful.