Was in the garage today. I've finished the big tidy so it is a pleasure to be out there again.
I have started making a load of small square resins. The idea earlier last year was that I would make loads and loads of them. I did but people have been buying them, which is great, but it means I haven't made the big pieces I planned to make with them. I like having loads and loads of them around me. It is my own jigsaw of life and I spend hours moving them around each other. Some will be very simple with seaweeds and shells, others more complicated with text. Hopefully I will carry on selling them but I can also get on with the bigger pieces using lots of them together.
I like the resin before it is polished. The objects are unclear and seem to float in mist.
I am looking forward to experimenting with roughing up the surfaces and using more white resin and lights.
At the same time I am working with wood. Benches are covered in strips of oak as I prepare to make frames and boards for wax painting. I haven't the right wax yet. I have ordered refined white beeswax to make encaustic medium. I have made medium with unrefined beeswax which is a gorgeous golden colour but I need to have white too.
So whilst I wait for the resin to set and the wax to arrive I paint with ink and primer.
Labels: drawing, resin, seaweed, shells, wax