A Patina to Call Our Own

Color Study Brick (640x500) (2)

Raised Relief Relic Pendant (438x640)

Linda Lenart McNulty: Raised Relief Relic Pendant

Here is a gorgeous red clay brick I have sitting around in my yard. I love this brick, especially after it rains. The color just gets into my head. So do the color from stormy skies, old distressed wood, and bits of nature- like pods, seeds and leaves.

In fact, what I find completely amazing is the complexity of color

Linda Lenart McNulty:  Raised Relief Relic- Back

Linda Lenart McNulty:
Raised Relief Relic- Cold Join

in nature and her objects, her substance. Wet dirt, crumpled dead leaves; dried grasses…their colors and textures are endlessly fascinating to me. It’s the combination of the vibrant manifestation of life along with the elixir of decay. Like our own selves, their character is altered in gorgeous patinas as they age. Just like us.

I am at the age where I want complex color studies in my work, just like I expect complex layers of vintage ideas, experiences and color in my life and my body and spirit.

This is a new piece I made using Copper and Patina play, and a new technique I am developing called Encaustic Raised Relief.

There will be more of this technique coming as a workshop I am developing and in the Encaustic Jewelry Book I am working on. More later! Happy Creating!



About Linda Lenart McNulty

I am an artist with a spirit to share, inspire and heal others through my work, which is currently exploring the Awakening of the Santos Cage figurative form in sculpture and intaglio painting. My quest is to channel art through Spirit, while bringing others into connection with their creative selves, using the joy of life, the gift of color and the discovery of form as vehicles to expression. Find me at: lindalenartmcnulty.com
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2 Responses to A Patina to Call Our Own

  1. Lara says:

    For some reason this reminded me of the beginning of Spring when I lived in NW PA – that time when the first snow first started to melt and everything was brown and grey and dull and depressing, but … hinted at the new life soon to come. The colors were depressing and exciting at the same time.

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