Lots of pics this week showing bits and pieces that I have finished from online and face to face workshops. RosA reminded me I had not posted pics. .. so here goes.
The leaf is the first attempt at an encaustic workshop. Although it was a great learning experience I am too clumsy to work with hot wax, paints and pastels at the same time. My first mistake was adding too much colour to the transferred leaf image. Then I tried to scratch it off! which didn't work so I attacked it with a heat gun and melted all the wax with colours moving everywhere and burning off the shellac background. In the end I walked away from the heat gun and started a second image.
Bird image transferred onto wax with a subtle application of pastels plus metal transfer onto the bark. All a bit twee and not convinced shellac is that great a border. But a good experience and I have an appreciation of the skills required for encaustic works.
Completed pears which I had started two weeks ago. Happy with these, especially the bottom of the pear on the right. Looking forward to a leisurely hop around to peek at lots of woyww desks.