The Hive Encaustic is going to be quiet this week while I get my life together.
Every morning I drag myself out of bed earlier than nature intended to assemble blog posts and other bon mots of the writerly sort. Then I’m off to work to suffer in a whole ‘nother field of endeavor. This week I’m using my writing time to assemble my notes on glazes and cold wax paint. The recipes are all over my desk on index cards, it’s a mess.
Next week I’ll be back with a cold wax paint apologia (mineral spirits, ptooey!), but in the meantime I leave you in the hands of a true master of the encaustic, the quite good-looking Surrealist painter (at least until he lost his eye in a bar fight) Victor Brauner. These images come from an exhibition catalog called Surrealism: New Worlds by Mary Ann Caws (2011) for the Weinstein Gallery in San Francisco.
And finally, Victor himself.