I’ve managed to find time and space in the current carpetting chaos to prepare a few more encaustic/Plaster of Paris surfaces to work on.
And in the process realised that in both cases, I’m preparing ground.
You can’t build anything substantial on poorly prepared ground.
I find that’s not an original thought: (Matthew 7: 24-27)
Funny how art echoes life, sometimes.
I love the textures and patterns that arise from this process. I’ve described the process (which involves Plaster of Paris and encaustic) in some previous blogs. On top of this layer I’ve added a layer of Titanium White oil colour, which tones down the pattern, softens the colour.
Is your art echoing life at present? I’d like to know.