Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Going With the Flow

Even though it was billed as a Photo Encaustic workshop,  
since there was plenty of encaustic paint, 
a huge supply  of post card-sized board,
and I was in a "what if?" mood 

I tried my hand at plain old 

Untitled #1 © 2011 Meri Arnett-Kremian

encaustic painting in miniature.

Untitled # 3 © 2011 Meri Arnett-Kremian

You have only minimal control over the outcome
once you put multiple colors on the surface
and apply heat.

A nightmare for some. . . .
but there's a gift in going with the flow.


rebecca said...

i am deeply drawn to "art" where we do not have complete control.

you are seducing me!

Bonnie Zieman, M.Ed. said...

Oh yes - I love the surprises creative flow can bring. I know little about encaustic and you are making a good case to find out more about it, here!

Relyn Lawson said...

So evocative. Love your art.

foxysue said...

Oh, I love your flow Meri, tell me more?

Sue x

ellen abbott said...

What are the little clear 'beads'? I knew that encaustic was wax but I didn't realize there were wax paints.

Kim Mailhot said...

I don't get the nightmare it is for some, though I know quite a artists who would feel this way. For me, making art is all about the flow. It is the one place where I can fearlessly say "what if?" and be unconcerned with the consquences or the outcome !
Love your encaustic play - deconstructed poppies come to mind...yum !

Eryl said...

I'm going to have to find out more about encaustic, I have no idea what it is but it looks wonderful, and I love surprises. Control is so overrated!

Full-On-Forward said...

That is awesome!!!!