Friday, May 11, 2007

Anatomy of a project 2 and 3

School is out! Well, preschool is anyway and to celebrate, I worked on my painting this afternoon.

Here are two more steps in the making of an encaustic painting.

After covering the canvas, or board, or whatever with a smooth layer of beeswax (or sometimes before) I try to sketch some of the subject out, usually with crayons. Like so:

Then it's pretty much just fill-in-the-blank. Like so:
Yes, I know. But it's the way he painted it. It's not supposed to have truly proper perspective. ....and if anybody knows what the HECK is in that box in the background of this painting, please let me know. It's so much easier to paint if you know what you're painting.


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