Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Studio Art and Soul at The Texas Discovery Garden

Please join us for the opening reception of "Bringing the Trinity River to Life". The exhibit will be on view through Dec 31, 2010 at the Texas Discovery Gardens in Fair Park - Dallas, TX

Shadows on the Trinity River Elm Fork

Another encaustic painting on display at the Texas Discovery Garden through Dec. 31, 2010.

Encaustic Painting at The Texas Discovery Garden

Walking Along the Trinity River Elm Fork- This encaustic painting is on exhibit at the Texas Discovery Garden through Dec. 31, 2010. Please join us on Sept. 2 for a reception. 6-8.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Flamingo Encaustic Painting 5.75 x 7.75 Board

I guess this piece would be considered mixed media. The flamingo is a John James Audubon print that I transferred to transparent paper and placed it in the wax. Then I painted the scene around the print.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Abstract Landscape - Encaustic

Today was a FUN day at the studio. Another day that the weather allowed me to open the studio (for ventilation) and heat up the pallet and work with hot wax. I painted a crow... it was a wiper.. or a scraper. So I picked up another board and just started adding color. I thought ... "a landscape". Is it a landscape? Never-the-less.... I had so much fun watching the wax move around as I hit it with the heat gun. I almost feel like it really isn't my painting. I lay out the ground and have some control with the heat gun.. but not completely.

I'm not sure what to call it. It is a small... postcard size painting. 4.25 x 5.75 on hardboard.

It was a fun day!


Monday, September 14, 2009

Cupcakes With Sprinkles - DSFDF Challenge

The weather has finally cooled off enough that I can now open up the studio. So Sunday I pulled out my encaustic equipment and painted the Different Strokes For Different Folks Challenge (cupcakes with sprinkles).

Now ... understand, I have not painted an encaustic painting for over a year and although I am very happy with this painting it just isn't the best representation of the challenge. I could manipulate the wax to mimic the swirls in the icing. Which is why I haven't decided if I will submit it.

By posting it on my own blog, don't think I am bragging... it is just that I had so much fun getting back into the process I had to share my excitement and the fun that I had.

PS. I decided to submit the image. It is very generous of Karin Jurick to go to the trouble of posting all our work. After all, she is a working artist. How does she do it?

PPS. I now regret making the decision to post this on the DSFD blog. It didn't get one comment from the other DSFDF folks that visited my blog.



Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sunning Crow - Encaustic

Encaustic on 5.75 x 7.75 board. Unframed