A progress photo of a new encaustic painting I started today. Part of my “Ghosts of the Past” series, this one features a great civil war image of Abe Lincoln visiting a camp.
This is my largest encaustic painting yet and I wanted to show the scale so I took this cheese-ball pic of me holding it 🙂 This is just the first layer of paint and I’ve since added another– this one’s going to take a little bit longer than the rest! Fusing the layers is an arm aching experience but I still really enjoy it!
The top of the painting has a pink sky and the bottom, so far is a greyish green. I’m thinking of using alot of grey on top of the underpainting but I’ll just have to see how things go! I love not having a plan and going with the flow- so to speak!