Tuesday, January 11, 2011

New Work: The Titanic

A cross section of the Titanic
I'm beginning to gather memorabila for a new scrapboard on The Titanic. Even before the movie, I had been fascinated with the story and the ill-fated maiden voyage of the "unsinkable." Currently, I have a book with photographs, and I am doing research on the blueprints, the crewmembers, maps among other things. Interestingly, I've found that two of the surviving women were from Wisconsin, my home state. My canvas is pretty large. I've painted it a buttermilk and will soon begin doing some layouts. My goal is to contiue working with encaustics beeswax! I've only tried it once, and I love the affect.