I like what is happening with this nest…although it’s a little too perfect. I think I will try to collage some of my dried grasses onto this. Egg shapes are terribly hard to get right. I painted these four on a sheet of silicone and pulled them off just to play around with placement. I’m not quite sure if I will paint directly on the nest or build these eggs up and shape them as a 3D element and then fuse them. I hope it works out, because I have always wanted to try a nest. The encaustic is perfect for carving the texture into the nest. Stay tuned!
So, I’m fairly happy with this, but I feel I could improve on it. Let’s call it done. I enjoyed painting the nest, but the eggs were less pleasant, mainly because I had quite a lot of trouble mixing the right blue.
Colour mixing is it’s own “talent” I think. It is a skill that continues to elude me, and I feel I often settle for a colour that is not quite what I want.
Practice will get you there, but sometimes you have to live with the colour or waste an awful lot of paint!