Tuesday, November 1, 2011

feliz dia de los muertos!

Hope y'all had a fabulous Halloween! I took a couples hours off from freelance to paint a happy skull. This is my latest encaustic painting, an experiment with accretion: basically lots of layers of drybrushing.

I've been taking an online encaustic course from the lovely and talented Judy Wise, which has been fabulous. We're in the middle of four weeks of daily lessons, which makes me super excited to go home from work and paint every night. Unfortunately the freelance has to come first, so haven't done much for the class. Hopefully I will have some more time to paint soon.

Here's another I did last week for the class. The assignment was color mixing and carbon transfer. I only had white saral paper, which didn't show up well, so I tried a bunch of other things... blobby lines as a result, but it's fun. I quite enjoy the idea of Gary the Chicken Whisperer.

Feliz dia de los muertos and a happy november to you all!


Kactiguy said...

I love these. Most excellent. Tried to come by last night but my kids were too tired. What? Too tired on Halloween? Wimps.

Mark Robison said...

these are cool maryn. did you get the email i sent via text from the imagine learning building?

Manelle said...

I love these. I think you've got the illustration/ draw something representational with this medium down.

Katie McDee said...

So very cool, Maryn. That skull is rocking the party even now in 2012. Wicked awesome.