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



Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Crow on Wire - encaustic

5.75 x 7.75 encaustic on board



Thursday, July 30, 2009

Hibiscus - 5.75 x 7.75 Encaustic on Board

Encaustic hibiscus on 5.75 x 7.75 board.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sunset Crow - Encaustic

This is one of those rare encaustic pieces that took my breath away when I put the heat gun to it. It isn't often that I can say that I love a piece of art that I have produced, but this piece is one I love.


Saturday, July 25, 2009

3 Crows - Encaustic

I painted these crows about 2 years ago. At the time, I really wasn't happy with the painting, but I did keep the crows (I keep most everything... even the flops). The other day I was going through a stack of paintings and found this painting. I started to toss it, then I decided that I KINDA like this encaustic. So I am keeping them proudly.

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