New Work: Mega Tornado!

"Tornado - Stoughton, WI - August 18, 2006” Encaustic on Masonite 8″ x 10″ © 2007 Marilyn Fenn

“Tornado – Stoughton, WI – August 18, 2006”
Encaustic on Masonite
8″ x 10″
© 2007 Marilyn Fenn

I actually started this one prior to the one in the previous post (below). This was the first of the tornado paintings painted into a rough and very absorbent watercolor paper mounted on Masonite.

This is also one of those paintings that was rockin’ in a way after my initial painting session, but one tiny area wasn’t quite right, and in changing that area, I ended up changing and repainting pretty much the entire painting several times before arriving at this. In the initial painting, the wax had soaked deeply into the watercolor paper in a fascinating, beautiful and unexpected way, and so looked far more like a slightly shiny watercolor painting than like my other encaustics.

So I discovered yet another way to work with encaustics. I love it and hope to retain that sense of watercolor-y patchiness in a future painting (that effect did not quite survive the several re-paintings).

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