July 11, 2015

Summer of Color Week 5

For me this summer seems to be all about trying new things. If you had asked me a year ago, if I could imagine to paint an abstract painting one day, I would have raised my eye-brows about such a ridiculous question. Never say never applies once again! For this week’s Summer of Color challenge, I painted my first abstract encaustic painting, using the required two greens and one pink. I admit, it is not a lot of pink but it is there.

Tempted - Abstract Encaustic Painting by Vintage with Laces

I call it “Tempted” because I was tempted to add something figurative but I was a good girl and resisted :).

Tempted Detail - Abstract Encaustic Painting by Vintage with Laces

The inspiration for this came from Shari Replogle and her wonderful “Wax on Wednesday” videos on YouTube. I have been watching them frequently over the last few months and was intrigued. If you are interested in encaustic painting techniques, I would highly recommend Shari’s videos. You can also visit her blog “Plays with Paper”.

I am glad I tried something new again. This was so much fun and for sure not my last abstract encaustic painting.

Summer of Color

23 comments:

Deb said...

Your art work is gorgeous. Beautiful texture and the little touches of pink look lovely.

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Dear Julia
It has been too long since I last visited you, I have been absent from commenting for a long time due to matters outwith my control. I visit this evening and I had to do a check, am I at Julia's blog?! Oh my word, this is astonishing in its beauty and yes, I can actually see the pink, subtly peeking out from beneath the layers of blue and green.
I associate you with vintage and pale, neutral colour palette which always made my heart skip a beat but I have to say that I feel energised as I view this piece of art and your choice not to add something was such a clever decision.
I eagerly await your next shared art where we will no doubt see you continue to embrace colour.
Why I am so interested, it was last year I started down a different road, seeing me move towards colour which completely frightened me at the time and I continue to be slightly apprehensive but at the same time, it feels good to explore something which is different for me and I am having fun although I will always be a vintage girl at heart :)
Wishes to you
Lynne

Wanda said...

Trying something new is good therapy.... I need to get out of my rut of watercolor. I LOVE watercolor, but very seldom try other things.

You have been an inspiration today.....I need to stretch my wings....and get out of the watercolor box. HaHa.

Your work is lovely.

CERULEAN said...

So nice to see more abstract work in the SOC. Great use of color in here. - eric

Valerie said...

Beautiful colors!

Linda Kunsman said...

One may never know what trying something new (and perhaps earlier dismissed) may lead you to. Your abstract is fabulous!

denthe said...

Wow, I love the texture and depth in this ...

Craftymoose Crafts said...

This is really beautiful and reminds me a little of malachite!

Thanks for your visit to my blog...I am feeling a little better today, thanks!

Kristin said...

xo

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wunderschöne Texturen und Farbe..und ja..ich sehe das Pink!
Liebe Grüße
Susi

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh another very interesting art piece of encaustic painting by you dear Julia! Yes I see the pink coming through just ever so little here and there. I'm intrigued in your new found interest.
I shall check out the video by Shari. I've never tried anything quite like that!
Love and hugs,
Suzy

Sharon Fritchman said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! I love visiting your blog to see your amazing works of art. You used this week's SOC colors is such a beautiful and creative way!

mandysea said...

I'd love to try encaustic work! It's so interesting to achieve and you've inspired me. What a wonderful abstract piece...I can see the pink!! Its subtle and delicate.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Lovely, and it is fun to stretch ourselves from time to time isn't it!

ULKAU said...

Tolle Technik! Ulrike

Viola E. said...

Nicht nur eine tolle Technik, auch eine tolle Farbe, Julchen!:)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I have never had any encaustic wax, but I have colored beeswax before, which I realize is NOT the same thing. No resin. However, I was intrigued by the abstract you created and it fit the challenge perfectly. So glad you tried this. Sounds like you even had fun after the tempation subsided (grin).

LonettA said...

Beautiful work! Great texture!

Kelly Deal said...

Beautiful Julia! Reminds me of the sea!

Mellowood Gallery said...

I agree it is often hard to know when to quit with an abstract painting and the lure of adding something 'real' is strong for many of us. This piece is great and it is always great to try something new.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

I love the texture you created with the encaustic wax and the color combination is fabulous, dear Julia.
Sending hugs and love,
Marie

must love junk said...

Julia, what a fun 'project'! Love the colors!! :)
Susan

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

very nice job with this :D would love to try encaustics, but cant due to possible fumes :/