Friday, July 22, 2016

What a coincidence! Or was it?

Last night I was researching encaustic techniques on the internet looking to expand my knowledge.
I came across a video of this man who randomly applied oil pastels to the bottom of an iron and then painted landscape scenes.
I thought that was very cool.    
As I continued my search I discovered, Lana Khavronenko.  
With an iron and oil pastel she was creating portraits.  
I was blown away.  
I was captivated the rest of the evening watching her videos.  

Here is one of them so you can see what I am talking about.

This morning, on FaceBook,  I read a post from the fellow artist that I admire.  
She raved about another artist and then shared a video by this artist.   
Lo and behold the video was of  Lana Khavronenko.  
The same artist I was enamored with the night before.  
What a coincidence!  Or was it?
If you know me at all you know that I took it as a message from the Universe.
So........ today I used the technique Lana shared as my inspiration.
This is what I did for Day 17.
I pulled out my little Tulip iron, grabbed my GRANDdaughter's crayons,  and and off to my studio I went.
It was a little tricky in more ways than one. 
I kept remelting something I had already done.
After I was finished I scratched into it with a carving tool.
This technique is a keeper.
One I will continue to practice over and over gain.
Tomorrow I will be on a quest to find a small iron with a pointed tip.

Thank You for all of your support and encouragement.
I couldn't do this without YOU!


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