Handbuilt plaster bowl, 13.5"
Shellac, Panpastel, encaustic medium
Happy 4th of July!
I should be taking the day off,
I'm picking up my studio.
What a mess!
Tripping hazard for a klutz like me.
Why am I saving all this stuff I don't use?
You've done that right?
Bought stuff thinking this was it, the "thing",
the "thing" that was going to make a difference in your art practice.
Only to find out is was only 'eh...
For over 20 years, I've been trying different medium.
It's been interesting, fun, exhilarating, eye opening
learning how to do. Mostly, once you learn basic techniques,
you find out quickly that while it's interesting to learn,
sometimes it just doesn't click.
Do you get overwhelmed by too many art supplies,
too many choices?
Yeah, me too.
I'm narrowing my focus.
I will still probably take me a long time to get down to basic materials,
but I know I'm getting closer.
A few Shellac, pastel and encaustic medium pieces in the works.
Photos to come.
A memory came flooding back out of no where.
Of a row boat I had when I was in 4th grade.
Long time ago.
I made one out of heavy paper,
tacked it together with linen thread,
covered it in encaustic medium.
Paper, linen thread, encaustic medium
15 x 6
Love my little row boat.