Blueberry Beach

blueberry beach

Something I enjoy doing (in my spare time) is browsing through photographs (old and new).  Its fun because a lot of the time I will have completely forgotten about an image I’ve made.  And lately, I’ve been photographing a lot of my artwork too, so that I’ll have a record of the process for reference.  These images usually end up filed away and forgotten, but I stumbled upon a few encaustic monotypes I made recently and this one in particular caught my attention.

Probably because I’ve been Jonesin’ for the beach (Maine in particular).

Hence the name.

The image is actually just a crop from a much bigger piece. I took it with my cell phone (using the Roidizer app).  I really do enjoy using that app!!

If you love it so much, why don’t you marry it??

Its funny how inspiration can sometimes come right out of the blue (pun intended).

I was daydreaming in the studio the other day (I do this a lot) and I got to thinking about how much I enjoy working in encaustics.  There is something very relaxing about the process.  And I really, REALLY love the aroma of melted beeswax.

I also love photography.

Very much. 

Infrared, particularly so.

‘If you love it so much, why don’t you marry it?’ (remember that from elementary school?)

Hmmm….

May I introduce…the newest addition to my family…”Infrared Encaustics”.

A match made in heaven.