I just received my new CD of Tom van Eynde’s art photography. There are a few calls for art I’m submitting to, and professional photos are key.
So now I can show you what I’ve been working on the past few months. I wish the dimension came out more in these photos, but the thing with encaustics is that it is very tactile, and you have to see it in person to truly appreciate the texture and depth of the medium. My photo gallery is available here.
My Malachites were happily fluttering about at Butterflies and Blooms earlier this summer.
Malachites encaustic collage diptych by Maike’s Marvels
The dragon/damselflies were snapped at various locations. The Northern bluet damselfly was resting at the Houston Botanical Garden, while the Twelve-spotted skimmer and the Ruby meadhowhawk hung out at the Emily Oaks Nature Preserve during different trips there.
Damselfly-Dragonfly diptych by Maike’s Marvels
Ruby Meadowhawk encaustic collage by Maike’s Marvels
For another submission I played with layering and patterns, inspired by the mechanical music scrolls I was gifted with.
Musicscroll diptych encaustic collage by Maike’s Marvels
This Turquoise and White piece was intended to become a background, but I like it as is, so it may stay this way.
Turquoise and White by Maike’s Marvels
Someone has dibs on the marbleized piece, which was also intended as a background until I was halted by an ‘I want this as is’ alert.
marbled art encaustic painting by Maike’s Marvels
As my older pieces return to me from other shows I am loading things back on the Etsy shop, so keep your eye on it for something to add to your collection.
Meanwhile, this map I worked on in Shawna Moore’s workshop will head to the Kinzie Corridor Gallery for their upcoming Community Cartography exhibit, which is still taking submissions.
Superior beeswax collage by Maike’s Marvels