Thursday, August 16, 2012

Summertime Fun: Outdoor Encaustic Studio

Summer can be a long time time coming in the Pacific Northwest, but when it finally arrives, it's nothing short of magical. Last week was especially lovely, so I decided to move my encaustic "studio" outdoors. I hadn't had the time to work on my encaustics in awhile and it felt so great. (If you haven't done encaustics before, you can see that the "palette" is actually a griddle.)
I had started this piece earlier in the year and wasn't happy with it at the time, so I decided to work on it more. I collaged some hand-printed tissue paper toward the top and then added some branch-like lines. I'm calling it "Dancing Under the Moons."
And here are two more pieces I did that also incorporate some hand-printed tissue paper. Tissue paper is a great collage element in encaustic because of its light weight and transparency.
All in all, a productive day! Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm linking this post to Paint Party Friday. Check out all of the wonderful artists who participate and join the fun!

33 comments:

  1. I really like all three but have to say the bottom one is my favorite. It is beautiful. How lucky are you to get to do something you love. Outside. On a beautiful day! Sara

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  2. So inspiring. I love the colours and shapes in the bottom one as well. :) Love seeing your set up.

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  3. tissue paper looks so great and the colours are wonderful.

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  4. Beautiful pieces, the encaustics have a very special feel to them; translucent and soft.

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  5. Those layers are all so yummy! :)

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  6. Very productive day! I love Dancing under the Moons. The colors are fabulous.

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  7. Dancing under the Moon is wonderfully creative ~ love the encaustic work ~ ( A Creative Harbor)

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  8. Loving the wonderful layers, fab work. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  9. Ahh they are all so beautiful... so many layers, so much to ponder with my eyes... I go back and forth between the first and third a favorites... can't choose.

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  10. These are so beautiful! Love all the layers and so glad you shared your workspace!

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  11. lovely work with your encaustics!

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  12. This is so amazing! Now I'm itching to work with wax! Beautiful work

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  13. Wow I've never worked with wax before it looks like such a fun process!!! Great pics and I really love the last piece! :0)

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  14. How wonderful to have your encaustics outside!
    These painting are beautiful...especially love the two that incorporate the tissue paper and blues!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  15. Oh.. LOVE the encaustics!! Your palette is much cleaner than mine :) I've thought of moving outside - especially with all the wonderfully nice weather we are having in Seattle. Gorgeous!! Happy PPF

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  16. Such a fun process and nice you can do it on your deck. Lovely outcomes all. HPPF.

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  17. Great job. Beautiful paintings. Thanks.

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  18. Debbie I am such a fan of your work!! So unique and beautiful!! I see it hanging in very high end homes!! I could study if for hours looking for the mystery between the lines!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  19. Amazing! I love seeing encaustic art! Happy PPF!

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  20. Great work Debbie! Encaustic is a mystery to me, I wouldn't have a clue how to do it. Looks interesting though!

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  21. Something about painting outside just gives everything a new sens of freedom, doesn't it? Although around here the painting would be full of bugs.

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  22. I love doing art outdoors! I love working with tissue paper too. I really must try out Encaustic ...yours are beautiful!

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  23. OH my goodness...wow. I really love your art! I've played with wax a couple times and keep saying I'll do more...and now you've inspired me again!

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  24. What a lovely work! The textures and colors all exploding creating these yummy goodness! Great work Debbie and enjoy!

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  25. What a lovely place to work in! Beautiful work.

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  26. oh you have inspired all of us!!! every piece is amazing...wonderful work and I am so inspired to try some encaustic work!!!!

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  27. These are so gorgeous! I've never done this, but your paintings make me want to.

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  28. Thank you for sharing your workspace and your beautiful paintings. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  29. I love these pieces, very magical and great style. And your outdoor studio is wonderful!

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  30. Lovely. Now I remember I have seen work using wax.

    ps. Sorry I took so long. Re you comment on my painting at the cafe: Yes, people sometimes come up to have a look, and we end up chatting. All go fun.

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  31. I didn't realize that you were the same Debbie whose work I love so much on Flickr!

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  32. Very inspiring. I bought all the stuff to work in encaustics last winter. Maybe this will inspire me to actually get them out and do it.

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