Dinosaur Burial Ground

Most of my encaustic paintings are done using a single color of wax.  The thickness of the wax on the paper and the various designs etched into the wax often give the impression that I’m using several different colors.  Not so.

And I generally pick the “exciting” colors to play with… the blues and the reds, sometimes the greens.  But for this one, I thought I’d play with the black wax.  Surprisingly, I love the way it turned out.

To me, this looks like piles of extremely large rib cages hidden away in a cave.  I’d love to know what you see in this painting!

Dinosaur Burial Ground

Dinosaur Burial Ground © Kelly Naylor 2008

5 Responses to “Dinosaur Burial Ground”

  1. Pat says:

    Wonderful effects you have achieved just using one colour! I have never tried that. You have certainly given me some new inspiration! Thank you

  2. fragileheart says:

    Wow that’s incredible; this one is definitely creepy though!

  3. Kelly says:

    @Pat… Monochromatic studies can be extremely interesting. Who knew there could be SO many shades of a single color!

    @Reggy… But if it wasn’t dinosaur rib cages, would it still be creepy? LOL

  4. Beamer says:

    I hate the way the human brain works at times. I’m listening to them discussing wall street and how sucky things are right now and I’m not feeling creative at all. I’ll have to get back to ya.


    Beamer’s last blog post… Still Life

  5. Kelly says:

    I’ll still be here when your brain is feeling better, Beamer. This is why I don’t listen to the news. It’s entirely too depressing.

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