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Today in the Studio

Today in the studio I’ve been working on a collage (see below).  This particular piece was created with two separate works that haven’t felt complete and I’ve been waiting to see what to do with them.  If you are a regular reader you may recall the watercolor gouache painting in the rain that I did awhile back.  It is one of the works I’m referring to.  

My interest in collage has a lot to do with understanding how meaning is made.  The nuances, turns, and layering are experienced in me as an intuitive understanding and perception of place and of awareness of volition or choice.  It is a sensitive dance and one I thoroughly enjoy.

Here are some of other pieces I’ve completed recently:

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New Work In The Studio: ENCAUSTIC COLLAGE


Untitled Poppy Collage # 1, 9″ x 12″ Encaustic, Repurposed watercolor painting on rice paper, acrylic paint,  and sharpie on  Board.


Untitled Poppy Collage # 2, 9″ x 12″,  Encaustic, Repurposed Watercolor on Rice Paper, Sharpie, Acrylic, Poppy Pods & Stem on          Board.

Untitled Poppy Collage # 3, 6″ x 9″,  Encaustic, Repurposed Watercolor Painting on Rice Paper, Sharpie, Acrylic, on Board.

Untitled Poppy Collage # 4, 9″ x 12″, Encaustic, Repurposed Watercolor on Rice Paper, Acrylic, Sharpie, on Board.

In these works I started by cutting a failed watercolor painting  on rice paper that I then  collaged with an acrylic medium onto paper.  When that was done I cut it into pieces and composed pieces on four separate panels.  The panels had been painted previously as well and set aside.  The collages were then assembled using encaustic medium, which is a wax medium applied with a certain technique.  I added additional pieces of painted rice paper drawn on with a sharpie to add contrast to the composition.

If you are new to encaustic I suggest checking it out.  I absolutely love encaustic.   It can be mixed with pigment or used as a semi-transparent layer.  I use bleached natural bees wax in these pieces to adhere layers of paper to my board, which was first painted.  To see more of my encaustic work check out this link:  http://hollysuzannefilbert.com/collections/42779.