Hitting a Groove

Halcyon Days 16.5x21blushing ways 10x10Always beleive 10x10Untitled 18x24x1_MG_5664

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)

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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

Wax in the Summer Sun

Encaustic and Pigment Cradled wood 12x12x2
Essence  ~ Encaustic and Metallic Pigment
Cradled wood 12x12x2

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!

Achieving Goals

A Kind of Wonder Encaustic on Board  30x30x2
A Kind of Wonder Encaustic on cradled wood 30x30x2
"Drift"    Encaustic on cradled wood 36x36x2
“Drift” Encaustic on cradled wood 36x36x2

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

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 🙂