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New beeswax collage

The fish are color copies of 19th-century zoological illustrations (copyright free), which I altered in Photoshop to an indigo-and-white color scheme.  First, change to Sepia (found on the Hue/Saturation menu).  Then use the “Invert” command (on the Adjustments menu) to change to indigo.  Saturation can be adjusted after that to your liking.)

FIshes & Coral                                                                                                                                              beeswax collage on canvas, 8″ x 8″

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Also, just for fun — here’s a scribble drawn on a tablet.  I find scribbling so freeing, relaxing, and playful.  Don’t do it often enough!  It gets creative juices flowing.

 

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More beeswax collage

I’m finding this to be a delightful medium to work with.  The melted beeswax (I use a small crockpot) gives off a wonderful scent.  The collage has a gentle glow and subtle depth and softness.  The fish (copyright-free images) were printed on a color copier (inkjet prints do not work with this method).

Coin Lost in the River, No. 2  ( a Zen koan)                                                                               beeswax collage on canvas, 8″ x 10″