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Doodle Play, Coloring and Encaustics

I was doodling in my art journal on Wednesday.  I decided to add color with color pencils:

Doodles in art journal June 3rd

There is something calming and satisfying about coloring.

Rebecca at The Painted Pear, recently posted some of her ADORABLE giraffe drawings to print and color.  I plan on coloring them!  You can find them here at this link.

As I was coloring my doodles, I discovered that I could cover some of them with my transparent gelli prints and still see some of the doodle underneath.  Can you find them in my drawing?

I was playing with a circle stencil to create my doodles.  This was a new adventure for me.

Speaking of adventures, last year I took an online class that was an introduction to painting with encaustics – taught by Stephanie Hargrave, (hosted by Carla Sonheim).

Transparent & Color Mixing - Green I did myself

Encaustics is painting with wax.  The above piece I created with a torch and many layers of wax.

It requires good ventilation so I only do it when I can open a window during the summer.

Lesson 8

You can do quite a lot with this medium.  Such as add paper, drawings, old photos, thread, carve it and many other techniques.

I was very excited to learn that Stephanie was going to be teaching another class that starts this month on June 23.  If you’d like to see what I will be learning, you can click on this link.

Maybe I will include some of my doodles in my encaustic paintings!  🙂

Happy Coloring!