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Friday, March 16, 2012

Deconstructed


"First I'm gonna make it
Then I'm gonna break it
Till it falls apart"
-- Echo & the Bunnymen

This is another encaustic painting that is part of a series I'm working on. I won't reveal too much yet because I want to show the entire series together later. I will say that this is a face and it's been screen printed onto muslin. This muslin square is now set into about five layers of encaustic medium. It's not the first print off the screen. I had the squares piled up in no particular order so I'll have to sort those out later when I hang the finished pieces up. I just picked this square at random because I liked the detail and the color. I'll reveal who the face is and another print on the next post! 

I have had all of these prints laying in a basket for a while now. I really didn't want to sew them together even though that was my original intent when I made them. [Maybe because I'm not a great seamstress!]  ;-)  But in the back of my mind I  knew there may be something else I could do with them. It's on an 8 x 8 encausticbord panel that's 2 1/2 inches thick and it's the exact look I was hoping for. 

When I showed this to hubby I asked him to guess what it was. He thought at first it was a closeup of a piece of wood. Then I revealed the original face and showed him the progression of the squares after they had been run through the screen. Ha! He just shakes his head at my experiments. But he did like this one! Yay! That's good because there will be a bunch of them hanging on the wall when I'm finished. 

This is my entry for Paint Party Friday. It's been a year and we're still going strong! Check it out. The party is bigger and better than ever!

21 comments:

Netty said...

oooh I can see the face. Looking forward to seeing this completed. Happy PPF, x

Alicia C said...

so lovely and mysterious - encaustic is great! sadly, I've never had an opportunity to try

craftattack said...

This is very intriguing - want to see more! Hugs, Valerie

KAT said...

sounds very interesting ! cant wait to see the finished piece...

-KAT-

Jill said...

Encaustic is just so dreamy. I really love this so far! Always nice when the hubs likes something too, lol. Mine is usually like yours in that he just kind of raises his eyebrows!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Great foundation piece ~ looking forward to the creation ~~ thanks namaste, Carol ^_^

La Abela said...

I hope my trip in time to see your finished projects, I am curious and if send me the mail and so her I not miss? Saludos

Jennibellie said...

Very intriguing, it looks really awesome, tfs, much love Jennibellie xx

Mary C. Nasser said...

Ooooh! Looking forward to your next post already!! :)
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

peggy gatto said...

this haunting in a beautiful way. I really love the texture!!!

Anne said...

Mysterious and intriguing! Happy PPF !

Heather said...

oh, yes, i saw the face too!
I love it !
I love the quote, too - used to love echo and the bunneymen in high school!
happy ppf

EVA said...

So intriguing! Can't wait to see and hear more about this series.

I see a couple of faces, none recognizable and maybe my imagination... I like the effect regardless..

Bill said...

Fascinating! The final piece should be amazing.

zoogirl said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this piece Pam! You're rockin' the house! What what you are up to! woot! xo <3 xo

Jo Murray said...

Fascinating process... I look forward to the finished piece.

carlarey said...

Well now I am in a twitch to see them all together and find out who the face is.

Nordljus said...

This looks, and sounds, all very intriguing. I'm looking forward to see the result!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

So, so interesting. Looking forward to seeing your whole series!

Lori Saul said...

Time has flown - so good to see you working on this beautiful series- can't wait to see the completed works!!

Lori

Pat Tillett said...

Can't wait to see the finished product. It looks pretty interesting as it is.
Hope things are well for you Pam!