Monday, September 28, 2009

make it or break it....



...that is the question.  I was contacted recently by the woman who purchased "First Moon" with a question about encaustics and extreme temperature.  "First Moon" is now residing in Alaska (it seems a very fitting place for her) with Jen who wanted to know if the painting would be ok hanging on the wall untouched if she were to leave for a week or two with the heat turned off (the temperature would drop below zero in the house).  My first thought was that the small painting should be taken down, wrapped in parchment (to protect the surface), wrapped in newspaper as an insulator and tucked under the pillows or a down comforter.  But that's pretty high maintenance so I told Jen I would conduct an experiment on a small painting here to see what happens.  So  above you have a photo of "First Moon" hanging out in her new surroundings (thanks for the beautiful photo Jen!) and a photo of an old "Talking Block" sitting in my freezer (where it will remain for the next seven days).  I'll let you know what (if anything) happens... 

* This post has reminded me that i now have no party or glamour girls in my shop....time to get busy!

7 comments:

Dyche Designs said...

We learn something new everyday right? :0)

artslice said...

Funny the questions that arise... especially when the maker is not anticipating them! I'll be interested to read what happens to the cold painting :) Just think of it as 'quality control!' ;)

Jennifer said...

Okay! I look forward to your findings!

Tara Thayer said...

oh my, i'm for some reason laughing and facinated, both!
and you are right, that is a beautiful photo jen sent you of your painting in it's new home (presumably, near it's new home :-))
can't wait to hear what you come up with!

Nancy*McKay said...

...Jen could send "First Moon" my way...for a stay...in fact...i'd be OVER the moon... :)

tangled sky studio said...

haha! you know what's so funny? yesterday after doing this post i received my 5 "in progress" party girls back from Somerset Studio (perfect timing!)

Cathy Nichols Art said...

ooooh... this is a very good experiment. I am hoping that your little encaustic woodblock survives! PS - love the 'bit of rainbow' on the new pieces.