I hope you are enjoying this encaustic and collage series as well as I am ! My usual approach to encaustic and collage in the past has been using vintage ephemera. My love for vintage papers began as a child reading old books, and I have enjoyed collecting vintage wallpapers, children's readers , magazines, and photographs, and using many of these tid bits and snippets throughout the years in my collage works. Many of the projects in "Encausticology Collage Journey" online workshop were created using these vintage papers, fabrics and textures, and I enjoy creating and building a story with them , much of which is left open to the viewers own interpretation of the materials to imagine.
With this new 2020 series of encaustic collage on Wax on Wednesdays I have attempted to explore further outside my own comfort zone to bring to you exploration of new ways to use paper and encaustic to create collage. It has been so much fun to use different materials , mediums and styles to incorporate into the wax! Even if it is a little bit outside my comfort zone, or my style , I have learned and immense amount from each project about the materials , mediums, increased my mark making vocabulary , and expanded my visions on approaching encaustic in my own work.
I firmly believe it is so important to explore each day , push beyond your comfort zone even if it is just a 15-20 minute exercise , and most of all commit yourself to create for a certain period of time each day that is for you :)
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint, then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."
_Vincent Van Gogh
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Supplies I used this week:
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I have listed both a Winsor Newton Professional grade watercolor and also the Cotman series. I have both and use both sets. Professional watercolors as with any medium are more pigmented than the student grade pigments. With this comes cost however and it is sometimes easier to acquire the professional grade pigments one or 2 at a time and over time . Winsor Newton Cotman series is a great set if you do not have a professional grade watercolor set.
Happy Creating !
Shari Replogle is an artist sharing her encaustic and other artistic adventures each week here on the blog and on Youtube. Her full line of workshops featuring encaustic and metal are on this site under available workshops.