Image Size 8" x 8"
Being a California native and never having been anywhere near a tornado, I have no idea what the sky would look like before one hits. Of course, I'm pretty sure the sky isn't this colorful but that's artistic license for you.
Encaustics need to be applied to a surface that is porous. I have a lot of 8" x 8" bisque tiles (unglazed) that I thought would be perfect as a support because they are certainly porous. It was weird to work on this surface because for some reason, the wax in the middle would not move when heated and only the wax on the outside edges maintained its thickness. The wax in the middle seemed to sink completely into the tile which is why it refused to move. I continued to add a lot of wax and finally got it to do what I wanted. I may try working on these tiles again (because I have so many) now that I know that working on them is a bit different. I really like the end result and that's what's important, right?