Monday, November 2, 2009

Encaustics Piece

Recently I started creating encaustic pieces. I often get some questions about it so here are some answers:

What exactly is encaustics?

An ancient art where artist uses wax instead of paint to create artwork. Artists have recently embraced it and made it more current and relevant.

Does the wax melt?

Nope it does not.The manufacturers mix bees wax with a resin and add pigment to it to create a medium.

What do they look like?

See this for more examples.

What supplies do I need for this?

See this for supply list.

My hubby won't "obey" me. What can I do?

Sorry but you are on your own about this one. Once you figure it out, do let me know since I have yet to figure it out.

I am a rat pack and have too much junk sitting around at my home. What should I do?

For starters, I am glad that you are admitting it. That is the first step. Next step, buy more stuff like wooden panels, wax, electric griddle etc. Slap the junk on a panel and paint wax over it. Then call it art like I did.

What exactly is this piece?

Wood panel, black and yellow medium/wax, and a broken plastic chandelier.

So now I need to ask you a question. Can you please help me come up with a title for this? What do you think I should call it?



mythopolis said...

I like it a lot! I would call it "25 Reasons I Broke The Chandelier."

BLOGitse said...

oh, wow! that looks cool! A whole piece of art!

ps. I've added you on my" NaBloPoMo blogroll...

Robin said...

lol! My husband won't obey me, either.

I really like this piece. Wish I could help you out with a title suggestion but I am horrible at naming things.

Carol said...

I would call it "Discs of a former self" in honor of the fact that you broke the chandelier.

Scriber's Web said...

Mythos: Thanks! I want you to do this!

Blogitse: Many thanks! I can't wait. This nablo thing bring out the energy in all the bloggers. Everyone posts something and that is so much fun!

Robin: Ha ha. Hubbies tend to do that. When I have my cure for this, I'll let you know:)

Carol: Good luck with Nablo this year! I can't wait to read your daily posts! I love the title! No offense to Mythos:)

Nicole said...

I love Mytho's title :D
And it's a wonderful piece!
Love the yellow and the material you used!

Nan Patience said...

"New Volcano"


"Solar Perspective"

"My Days in Mexico"


Very nice, I like it.

Lindi said...

Wow. I love that piece. It's incredible. I haven't seen anything like it. Way to go!

I would call it "links" or "broken link" or Revolving Disc? Evolving Disc? Dawn? hmm. too many options.

Scriber's Web said...

Robin: I am horrible at naming things too. The trick I learned is to make it dramatic. Crushed! Shattered! Assembly Line! LOL.

Nicole: He actually counted the pieces. How nice is that? :) Now I am so torn about the title!

Nan: Love all your suggestions! So glad you like the piece! I am so new to it so I appreciate the feedback. Good or bad. My fave has to be My days in Mexico! Specially since I am dealing with an urge to run away there! :) Thanks so much!

Lindi: Thank you for visiting and commenting! You are right about that. Too many choices! This is the hardest part!

mythopolis said...

I suppose another title could be "No Use Crying Over Spilt Milk", or, "It's not over 'til the Fat Lady Sings."