i’m getting quite a collection of neat rusty stuff… found objects, purchased gems, treasures from friends + family… so exciting… time to dive in + have some fun!
textured drywall compound… applied water colour washes (top pic)… next a layer of clear encaustic medium (bottom pic)… i love how the wax intensifies the colours… think i’ll build it up with more layers of encaustic… maybe add more texture + colour…
sketches and the beginnings of a new ecaustic painting
inspired by World Pride Toronto 2014
by deanna hutton
clay face - air drying before firing - hope it survives the kiln!
by deanna hutton
wow, hard to believe i’ve had a concussion for over a month now… haven’t been able to do much… no reading, tv, work, art, driving, and minimal computer time… must say that audio books have been keeping me sane… feeling a bit better each week… didn’t have a headache yesterday… definite progress!
i’ve had much time to think and the quote below struck a chord… i have been forced to step back and let things flow… and everything has worked out okay… time to create more art and less thinking… a new journey begins…
If you allow yourself to be the person that you are, then everything will come into rhythm. If you live the life you love, you will receive shelter and blessings. Sometimes the great famine of blessing in and around us derives from the fact that we are not living the life we love, rather we are living the life that is expected of us. We have fallen out of rhythm with the secret signature and light of our own nature.
"red rain" - deanna hutton
6 x 12 - drywall compound + encaustic + oil paint on birch panel
… experimenting with drywall compound on cradled panels as a base for my encaustic paintings… lots of fun getting my hands gucky again… think i might apply watercolour paint first before the wax… so many options!
…the sunshine infused me with a burst of energy today… enough to make a funky candle holder from a chunk of our christmas tree that was still hanging around… feels soooo good to work with my hands again… the slow thaw of spring is definitely helping my inner energy begin to flow… hibernation is over… hurray!
"love’s labyrinth" - deanna hutton
12 x 16 - encaustic + paper + ink + shellac burn on cradled panel
…had fun yesterday experimenting with photo transfer and encaustic… lots of patience and deep breaths… am very happy with the results!