been playing with some encaustic boards lately and making some gifts for friends. I love to make gift artwork. I can see and discover much more clearly the heart of the idea when there's a face to it.
this one was for a wedding shower gift.
I did a drawing on paper withe pencil first, and then buried the drawing in a couple of layers of unbleached wax medium, thus the yellow tone. then I added the colors in for the top, and incised lines around the edges of the cherries to fill in with oil color later to get clear lines on top. the letters are verses from I Corinthians 13, and were image-transferred from a toner-based printout in a cool typewriter font I found.