The light in the new studio has been informing the work in so many happy ways…A new series has captured my heart and imagination. My plan is to show some of them in July at Art Santa Fe . I hope you all enjoy !
Thrilled to announce new gallery representation at The Rumjahn Gallery in Evansville, Indiana. They have a selection of my Chiyogami Series, Encaustics and Figuratives. If you are in the area please give them and their beautiful gallery a visit. For those in the Chicago area, Atkinson Collection Gallery continues to represent my Encaustic works….
…with all this good news, the work in the studio is growing leaps and bounds. Not sure what the exact catalyst was but the work is evolving in ways I never imagined. Guess I’m growing up a bit 😉
2017 has me brimming with new ideas and happy to be creating. My goal for the year is to be more disciplined in working in a series and to participate in more shows… engaging my work in more events off the internet and out in the real world. I Hope all of you are enjoying the beginnings of a new year 🙂
How busy I have been!!! Working large, exploring and just discovering! Stepping out of my comfort zone and putting the work out there into juried competitions, festivals, and gallery submissions. So far the results have been a mixed bag of being completely ignored and winning some awards. I’m ready to take the many losses needed for the few hard won wins!
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)
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)
Back to working small as I try out new techniques. Learning as I play ~ mixing and mashing the old with the new. The hot California summer sun has played a role in all these pieces. Fingers crossed they translate as large as I dream them to be!
Dream of going big in encaustics… DONE!! Kind of… I could always go larger 😉 Thank you yoga for the muscles to haul and heft these heavy buggers around
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 🙂
Just some smaller works in wax which have been waiting to be shared…