Monday, February 22, 2010

Update on the heads!

I've been very slow on taking pictures of these heads as I work on them. I am enjoying applying encaustic ( wax ) onto them over the pastel that I rubbed onto the bisqued clay. I really like how I can control the color unlike with traditional glazes that are normally used with clay. Perhaps its because I've never had any patience with chemistry or I like to see what I'm getting right away. I also like shaving the chalk pastels into little pastels and blending the colors on the clay surface. Its easier to see the surface once the pastel has been rubbed in, another nice feature of this technique. The wax that I paint on top of the pastel ( after I spray it with fixative) helps to varnish the surface. Let me know if you've tried this technique and what you think of it...

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