"The Song Writers" Encaustic/Mixed Media Portrait Painting
I am still using my beeswax and encaustic paints. I started this painting with papers that I painted with India ink for collage. I collaged them to the beeswax treated panel. I drew the figures with charcoal on paper and collaged them next. After more fusing and encaustic paint I added more beeswax for texture. I finished off with my oil sticks. I did not use reference photos but I think it gives the song writers a more whimsical look. Also, I think I could have drawn them on the wood panel prior to the initial layer of beeswax and saved a collage step. I am working on a new piece that I drew first and it worked fine. (so far:) Here is the finished encaustic mixed media portrait.
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