Well it is official! The book proposal has passed the approval committee, dates are being scheduled for the week long photo shoot in Cincinnati, sample art is on the drawing board and life is in high gear! What a Spring! Two solo shows, teaching workshops in Dallas, Kerrville and Southwest School of Art as additions to an already full schedule. No more solitaire for me.
This is one of the sample images I sent to the committee with the proposal. I wrapped a foam core support with wet hand made paper and let it dry overnight. I used a stamp with burnt umber light fast ink to stamp the dry paper, screened on roofing tar and gave it a little kiss with a torch. The piece was painted with medium to finish. Making and using hand made paper as a support for encaustic work is the subject of the upcoming book.