Monday, December 11, 2006

Encaustic Mixed Media

One of the things I find fascinating about Mixed Media and alternative materials is that you can play around with it so much. If the result is not what you wanted you can't put it back the way it was but you can alter it and change it completely. In this case there was something I did not like about my last post image and I still do not know if I am satisfied because it is something a little different from what I usually do, so sometimes I have to see it up on the screen, in a post and in my house to really know if I like it or not. So far I have just added some encaustic to the previous post image, and I am still tempted to pour some black over it but I think I will watch it for several days before I decide. This is not the best picture since it is nightime and the lights in my studio did not help the image but I will replace it for one taken tomorrow.


Cynthia said...

When I first clicked on your blog and saw this image...I thought, how interesting, I wonder what Mary is up to! Then I scrolled down and looked at the image you weren't so satisfied with. Of course I like it, it just has a different look and color palette than what I normally see from you. But, I do know where you're coming from...we're our harshest critics sometimes.

Mary said...

Thank you for the visit Cynthia. I just changed the photo, there is quite a difference. I don't know what I was thinking when I took that, last night. Yes, the whole work is different and it is actually sort of something I was playing around with and I have two more I am working with but these have made me feel like going back to earthy colors or something else.

Unknown said...

I'm surprised I didn't see this post when I was here last - I LOVE this creation of yours!