I chose No. 6 to paint, though the decision was very difficult, which cloth image would you have chosen? Below is some images of me sketching the image up. I got some coloured prints done in different sizes to use as references. Usually I paint on the desk in front of my computer, looking directly at my reference images on the computer screen. This image I'm working on is 60 x 60 cm and far to big to work on in front of my computer.
Below a painting I started a while ago and am keen continue this week. I'm hoping that the knowledge I gain from the cloth study painting will enhance my ability to paint the cloth in this image.
My heat gun decided to stop working last week, which put a spanner in the works and I was not able to continue working on my encaustic paintings. Hence my pursuit on the cloth study painting, I did not want to waste a moment on moving forward. I took the broken heat gun back to the store today and got it exchanged for a new heat gun of a different brand (which I'm going to call Kermit because of its colour). Kermit seems to work a lot better than the other one, I like the away I can control the heat and fan settings on the new gun.
Also I went to the library and borrowed a few books last week, This one on encaustic painting I particularly enjoyed reading, and it gave me all sorts of ideas! I'm keen to incise lines of wax like on page 31, I got a razor blade for scrapping back when I was at the hardware this morning and I'm going to be doing some experiments this week.
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