Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Encaustic Paintings October 2009–January 2010

untitled, encaustic/mixed media on panel, 8" x 8", ©2009

Angels of the Vineyard I, encaustic/mixed media, 8" x 8", ©2009

Angels of the Vineyard I, encaustic/mixed media, 8" x 8", ©2009

untitled, encaustic/mixed media, 6" x 6", ©2010

As promised, here are the encaustic paintings that I've done since October. Expressing myself in this medium still doesn't feel natural - I still need to learn so much. But I'm still really enjoying it. It kind of reminds me of when I was learning to use watercolors. I knew in my head what I needed to do, but it didn't really work for me until my heart learned how to use them. And eventually that did happen, but it took time and a lot of practice. So that's what I'm giving encaustics, working toward that aha! moment.

The two Angels of the Vineyard pieces incorporate photographs I shot using my Diana+ camera in the vineyards of Cave B Winery a couple of years ago. The shapes of the winter vines made me think of angels' wings.

You should be able to see more detail if you click on the images.


andrea said...

I love what you said about your heart learning how to use them. Perfect way to put it!

Seth said...

All four are beautiful pieces but I am especially drawn to the first one.

Angela Wales Rockett said...

Thank you so much, Seth.