Music can evokes a moment, a mood, a specific time and place. There are periods of my life that have soundtracks - hearing those songs will immediately take me to a particular time and place. I've tried to capture that here - the figure, the music flowing over her skin, basking in an ethereal landscape.
This is a reproduction of an original encaustic painting on panel featuring image transfer and nature print.
So, what's encaustic? Encaustic is an ancient medium, and archeologists have found encaustic artwork on wood and linen that's over 2000 years old, and in good condition. The tree resin raises the melting point of the wax, as well as making the final surface harder, shinier, and more durable. Part of why I love encaustic is the incredible depth I can achieve and the soft, luminous quality it gives the work. Occasionally, this depth and softness will translate as a soft focus, or slightly blurred, effect in a reproduction, emphasizing the dreamy quality of the painting.