Friday, December 11, 2015

Bits and Pieces

Bits and Pieces Encaustic Wax painting 5X7

This is my first go at painting with encaustics.  
I used archival mat board and of course I had to stray from the ordinary by starting on black instead of white.   Quite a challenge.  When I am painting the colors are clear and beautiful and then as it cools it gets WAXY!  Of course.

The biggest learning is that when I am watching instructions from the United States I need to remember that they are talking Fahrenheit and not Celsius!  That's pretty obvious but it just didn't occur to me until I saw the wax starting to bubble.

Oh dear!

Maybe I shouldn't admit that kind of an error.
Every mistake is a lesson learned.
I should be smart pretty soon.

Blessings for a great day.


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