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I'll Fly Away in the Morning, No.15

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Height: 5 Inches
  • Width: 7 Inches
  • Materials: Encaustic Paint, Heavyweight Paper, Hardwood Panel
  • Favorited by: 5 people
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"I'll Fly Away in the Morning, No.15"

Encaustic paint on heavyweight paper mounted onto a hardwood panel.

Five inches tall, seven inches wide and two inches deep.

This work was made by hand-cutting the silhouettes into Union Square heavy weight paper. The paper was then painted with hot encaustic paint. Encaustic paint is a mixture of beeswax, damar resin and pigment. Some of the tools typically used include a heat gun, a pastry torch and hot plates. Generally, I use R&F encaustic medium and pigment sticks, though I often make my own from scratch. When the cut paper is painted, an uncut paper is also painted, and the two are collaged together onto a DaVinci hardwood panel.

A note on the cutting process: These are called "Evolutions" because each new work is cut from a copy of the previous work. Since these are hand cut, slight variations occur each time. These variations, as well as more directed changes, will make the works change slowly over time.

The story: I've got a restless soul that can be traced back to my early childhood in Southern California. While all the other kids were busy playing games, I'd spend countless hours on swings or in the tops of trees watching the birds and daydreaming that I could fly away with them to wherever they were going. That sense of restless wonder never left and I've spent the last four decades moving to & fro between California, Texas, and Florida. My home in Austin, like many places I've lived, is very close to the airport. I enjoy watching the steady flow of airplanes coming and going, knowing that each plane is full of people, all with their own unique motivations and destinations. Now, with this body of work, that sense of restless wonder is captured with a flock of small paintings. I love watching these paintings fly away, leaving me to wonder where they’ve taken off to.
"I'll Fly Away in the Morning, No.15"

Encaustic paint on heavyweight paper mounted onto a hardwood panel.

Five inches tall, seven inches wide and two inches deep.

This work was made by hand-cutting the silhouettes into Union Square heavy weight paper. The paper was then painted with hot encaustic paint. Encaustic paint is a mixture of beeswax, damar resin and pigment. Some of the tools typically used include a heat gun, a pastry torch and hot plates. Generally, I use R&F encaustic medium and pigment sticks, though I often make my own from scratch. When the cut paper is painted, an uncut paper is also painted, and the two are collaged together onto a DaVinci hardwood panel.

A note on the cutting process: These are called "Evolutions" because each new work is cut from a copy of the previous work. Since these are hand cut, slight variations occur each time. These variations, as well as more directed changes, will make the works change slowly over time.

The story: I've got a restless soul that can be traced back to my early childhood in Southern California. While all the other kids were busy playing games, I'd spend countless hours on swings or in the tops of trees watching the birds and daydreaming that I could fly away with them to wherever they were going. That sense of restless wonder never left and I've spent the last four decades moving to & fro between California, Texas, and Florida. My home in Austin, like many places I've lived, is very close to the airport. I enjoy watching the steady flow of airplanes coming and going, knowing that each plane is full of people, all with their own unique motivations and destinations. Now, with this body of work, that sense of restless wonder is captured with a flock of small paintings. I love watching these paintings fly away, leaving me to wonder where they’ve taken off to.

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars (2)
  • pennypennyestes Sep 24, 2018
    5 out of 5 stars
    I couldn't be happier, I absolutely love this piece!

    This painting depicts freedom to me. Taking off to fly with the birds gives me a sense of elation. The vivid colors used in this painting has me believing there's excitement in this adventure ahead and an optimistic future. When I see this painting in the morning, it gives me hope for the day. At the end of the evening, it brings me peace.

    The time and techniques used by the artist to create this piece tells me he completely understands the journey his painting will be taking me on.


    I look forward to much more from this artist.
    I couldn't be happier, I absolutely love this piece!

    This painting depicts freedom to me. Taking off to fly with the birds gives me a sense of elation. The vivid colors used in this painting has me believing there's excitement in this adventure ahead and an optimistic future. When I see this painting in the morning, it gives me hope for the day. At the end of the evening, it brings me peace.

    The time and techniques used by the artist to create this piece tells me he completely understands the journey his painting will be taking me on.


    I look forward to much more from...
    Birds & Airplane Flying: an Encaustic Painting Silhouette Collaged on Small Art Panel using Texture, Beeswax, Blue and Red Color.
  • Jamie McLain Dec 20, 2016
    5 out of 5 stars
    This work is even more beautiful than I thought it would be!
    I am transported to the shore when I look at it. It has movement and bouyancy while creating a Zen like calm. The intricacy and amount of detail makes it interesting, thought provoking and soothing.
    I loved the history and explanation of the technique used.
    This is not something to hang on the wall and forget about, it brings a beautiful light and story of its own into our home.we will be following this artists work from now on.
    Thank you so much!
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