Hitting a Groove

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I have found a happy groove working with the wax …Some pieces are on wax coated with shiny metallic pigments that add the sense of magic and otherworld-ness I look for in my work 🙂 Happy to be painting!

Halycyon Days 16.5 x 21.5 (metallic gold pigment, oil and encaustic

Blushing Ways 10x1ox1.5 (pigmented wax)

Always Believe 10x10x1.5 (pigmented wax)

Rhapsody 18x24x2 (pigmented wax)

Songbird 12x12x1.5 (metallic silver pigment, oil and encaustic)

Finding a Voice

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After a Summer and Fall of playing and experimenting with wax and the variety of mediums it is compatible with, I feel I may have finally found the vehicles to work with wax in a way honest to my creative way and artistic self. These are the results I am hoping to carry further into 2016. So happy to have this sense of direction with my encaustic practice as we close out another year 🙂

1. So Many Blessings 12 x16 (pigmented wax & Pan pastels)

2.Blessed Days 12×16 (pigmented wax and Pan Pastels)

3.Beauty Reign 27×40 (pigmented wax, cold wax and oil)

Cooling off with Cold Wax

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Had to stay away from the hot wax last week as it was just toooooo hot. Worked in cold wax to try and cool off 😉 Still sweat quite a bit but the fun was worth it!

Titles in order :  From Here to There 20×20 Cold wax and Oil

Passage 20×20 Cold wax and OIl

Fly With Me 16x16x2 Cold wax and oil on

Experimentations

Dreaming Blue - Encaustic On Cradled Wood 16x16x2
Dreaming Blue – Encaustic On Cradled Wood 16x16x2
Pluie 12x16 Encaustic on cradled panel
Pluie 12×16 Encaustic on cradled panel

Playing around with all the different things that can be done with the wax. Scraping, layering,scraping, glazing, and did I say Scraping? Letting it develop in it’s own way in it’s own time.  Next step…Going BIG 🙂

Busy Busy Bee

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Quiet Harmony
Encaustic Mixed media on Cradled wood
18x18x2
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Timeless (UK)
12x16x1.5
Acrylic
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Always Dreaming (UK)
12x16x1.5
Acrylic
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So Much (private collection)
12x16x1.5
Acrylic
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Acrylic
12x16x1.5
Private Collection Australia
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Still (NY)
Oil on Canvas 12×12
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She Loved
Oil 8×10
Private collection Singapore
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Far and Away (Private collection TX)
Encaustic on board 12×12

Been a busy busy bee in the studio during the little one’s nap time….wax, oil, acrylic … figures, landscapes and abstracts… all inspiring me in 2014!