I probably should have waited until I got a better photo as the color is a little off, but I am just so excited by this medium & process!
I have only just begun to experiment with making monotypes with encaustic, and I am loving it.
When I have paint left over on my palette I just can't throw it out.
I would rather waste a small canvas than the paint.
After these "palette scrapers" dry, I go back into them and try to turn them into something.
This one reminds me of a small landscape my mother had of a man hoeing a field under a moody sky. It was painted by her step-mother's uncle, F.W. Jackson, a minor British painter active during the late 1880's and into the early 1900's.
I am really pleased that this recent painting of mine has been selected by juror, Jen Mergel, Senior Curator of the Contemporary Collection at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts to be included in the 13th Annual Frances N. Roddy Competition at the Concord Art Association.
Frankly. I was a little uneasy about this painting, as religious imagery is not my "thing", but this was one of those paintings that just sort of emerged, and I felt confident in its strength.
What I was thinking about as I painted it was the persistence of brutality that humans inflict on one another.
Specifically, I was thinking about the current bloodshed in Syria.
Perhaps the image of the crucifixion is my way of hoping that something good can rise for the ashes of violence.
Show runs from September 13 through October 14th, 2012
opening reception Thursday, September 13th 6-8 p.m.