Sunday, June 12, 2011

Cottage Gate

Cottage Gate
Encaustic painting on panel

Note on the painting: In this painting I start to explore using photographs as a collage element. I love using my own photographs, and this one has personal history. This gate was part of the first home that my husband and I bought... a 1920's bungalow in Richmond, VA. The gate opened up to a little cottage garden that we had in the backyard.
This photo has been mounted to a wood panel then painted with encaustic paint, which is made with a mixture of beeswax, damar resin and pigment. In addition to the photograph and paint, I've also used India ink and marks made with metallic foil.
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