Encaustic work(play?)shop

Encausticpattern I spent Sunday taking an encaustic painting workshop from Daisy McConnell, presented by Abecedarian Gallery, and hosted by Alicia Bailey at her studio. It was a great learning experience with a difficult to control medium, which is part of the beauty of it, really. At left is the pattern left behind on a work surface by all the drippings from the coating of numerous boards with encaustic medium / beeswax. (You know how I love patterns of all kinds...) I will post some photos of the (very) experimental things I was working on soon. I was quite intrigued with how collage integrated with, and sometimes was obscured by, the layers of beeswax. Not to mention the sensuous flow and smell inherent in the process. It was a lot of fun to try something completely different.