I have only used encaustic wax and pigments for a limited amount of my photos or client work that I do. I have found, in general, that as far as my photography is concerned, it is not as helpful as original encaustic paintings or using encaustics in collage or with stencils, for example. I do love the use of photo transfer onto wax but for most of my photography, I have generally found the images to best be left to stand or fall on their own within my digital toolbox.
Today I’ve made a short video of taking one recent Queen Anne’s Lace photo and trying to use some encaustic wax and pigment to enhance it. My stark black backgrounds that I often use for flower and vegetable photography sometimes need textures that my even my digital toolbox falls short of providing. So, once more into the encaustic breach, I go.
As many of you know, I seem drawn to Queen Anne’s Lace in all stages of its growth from bud to full bloom to desiccated stalk. Here are just a few.