Today I took a few of my recent wax efforts downtown to Deskey, a cool brand imaging company, where photographer Gregg Smith works. I have been having trouble taking decent photographs of my encaustic work because of the way the light bounces around, in and on this medium. This quality is of course what also makes encaustic so tricky to work with, but so beautiful and luminescent when done well.
I have always enjoyed Gregg’s ability to photograph my work, at a reasonable cost and with a quick turn around. My plan is to apply to the small works show, Magnitude Seven, at Manifest Gallery with two works shown below, Golden Spine and Charged. With these two, I feel like I might finally be getting somewhere with encaustic. The more I work with it, the more I know I need to learn. Thankfully, it is an entrancing process and I have yet to get bored with it.