Size: 36"W x 24"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
The center piece of this painting is a piece of clay imprinted with the labyrinth from the Cathedral of Chartres. The labyrinth was often used for meditation and as a way to aid in the making of a journey.
I layered leaves into several layers of encaustic wax and added a bit of blue toned shellac to both the water and the labyrinth image for a restful and meditative painting - follow the path and journey to a new adventure, state of mind or toward enlightenment....
Side of this painting are stained with wood stain is a rich red brown.
For more views of this painting stop in to my blog - www.stampqueen.blogspot.com - posting day 2/24/17
My newest adventure is Encaustic wax painting - beeswax with resin - melted, painted, inscribed, carved, embedded and molded according to my mood, and the winds of the day.
I love color, texture and the rich translucence that wax does so well.
I am always trying something new - exploring several to many versions and moving on to the next or combing the new technique with one already learned.
I also dabble with watercolor, pencils, acrylic, and cold wax either on their own or in a mixed media piece.
Art has helped me keep my balance and sanity through many years(30+) as an ICU Nurse, helped me enrich my life doing art projects with my children, and helped me connect with tons of wonderful people when teaching/sharing my skills with local volunteer groups I took my first 'formal' art classes in High School and managed to squeeze in a couple while I was in college getting my Nursing Degree. Ever since then its been an acrylic class here, a watercolor class there, a handmade rug class, mixed media, colored pencils, clay, beading and most recently zentangle and encaustic wax. As a relatively new 'empty-nester' I am enjoying more time at the 'studio' and still taking classes whenever the budget, life and a continuing Nursing Career allows me too. Thanks for stopping by!! Tera