Like water for the desert, New Media for New Mexico

The Gila River Festival Art Show, 9/25/15

Phoebe has written an excellent review of the Landscape of the Gila show:

“Ripples” – by Penny Flick, encaustic

The first thing that caught my attention was the color of this piece. It’s a very appealing blend of greens and blues and browns. I think the addition of the two sets of angled, parallel lines of contrasting colors enhances the overall design and effect of the work.

I’ve not seen many encaustics, so found this work unique on that basis alone. The waxen texture and three-dimensionality are marvelous. I also like how the waxy medium/encaustic continues onto the four edges of the stretched canvas.

I don’t know enough about encaustics to critique the craftsmanship and technique of this piece, but it certainly looked superb to me. I think the work would inspire other artists to try this medium; there would seem to be limitless potential in it. Plus it simply looks like great fun.

 

Source: The Gila River Festival Art Show, 9/25/15

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