I adding some coloured wax to the background to 'My Prince Charming' and did a little bit more detailing on 'Fish Whispers' (image below). I like how the pink comes through the blue on the background of prince charming.
I also got a lambs wool polishing attachment for my drill to buff the wax to a sheen. I coated a layer on un-coloured encaustic medium over my 'Fish Whispers' painting and that when well, I then decided to put a second coat of wax on and just when I thought I was getting used to working with encaustic, I stuffed up the fusing and had to do a lot of repainting. I managed to bring the painting back and then gave buffing a go.
Also last week, thanks to Pinterest, I came across the images of Hendrik Kerstens, he reference dutch portraiture in his images. He is so clever, his work is classic, yet original, something I'm striving for with my art practice. At first I thought they were oil paintings, what about you, did you?
Kerstens said, “One day Paula came back from horseback riding. She took off her cap and I was struck by the image of her hair held together by a hair-net. It reminded me of the portraits by the Dutch masters and I portrayed her in that fashion. After that I started to do more portraits in which I refer to the paintings of that era. The thing that fascinates me in particular is the way a seventeenth-century painting is seen as a surface which can be read as a description of everyday life as opposed to the paintings of the Italian Renaissance, which usually tell a story. Northern European painting relies much more on craftsmanship and the perfect rendition of the subject. In this, the use of light is instrumental.”
Image and words sourced from Beautylabny's blog.
Some link love:
Basic Encaustics Techniques
The Collective Store on Bris Style's Blog
I was mentioned on Niceties Blog
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