Sunday, January 25, 2015

Abstract Painting - Melted Crayon

My newest painting is melted wax crayons on canvas paper mounted to cardboard.
I suppose you could call it an encaustic painting, technically encaustic paintings are made with melted colored bees wax, not melted crayons. But encaustic sound so much more artistic. lol

I had the dining room in mind as I was creating this painting.
The room is painted in and decorated in whites and golds.
There's a small space between the kitchen door and the entry hall door that seemed like the perfect place for a painting like this.

Do paintings need names? I don't know.
for right now this one does not have a name. Maybe you can suggest one in a comment.
But actually, that's the cool thing about abstract art is that it says different things to different people, so I guess giving it a name takes that away to some extent. 
I may not ever name it now that I've thought about it.

I didn't know how to sign the painting. I tried painting my name with acrylic paint. It just slid around on the wax. I tried writing with a sharp crayon. Bad idea.
So I scratched my name in the wax with a sharp pencil and then filled in the scratched part with gold paint. I'm happy with how it turned out.