Encaustic Arts Magazine WINTER 2017 - Page 139

After I conceive of an initial idea, I seek an overall layout within the framing. In some situations, my pieces include multiple frames and/or irregularly shaped framing. Creating the differing shapes is where the woodworking comes in handy. For backer panels, I start with a sheet of 4’x 8’ plywood and develop the shapes as I go. These can range from triangular, circles to multi-panel with various raised heights. Composition needs to