Monday, March 5, 2012

Encaustic Crows and Feathers...

I have been busy in the new studio. My "Encaustic Bay" work space is delightful to work in. Lately I have been working on a series of Flight feathers.

I am experimenting with Graphite dust, and how it melts and interacts with the Encaustic medium. The effect is smokey and surreal all at the same time.
I have been studying the flight feathers of Pelicans and a series of paintings has emerged.
One night there was an epic style storm, the sea was wild, these feathers washed up on the shoreline, from the Pelican nesting sites on many of the Mangrove Islands that dot the North Eastern most tip of the Everglades.

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