Thursday, April 18, 2019

A bit of chaos

  Just dropping in today to show you an encaustic wax painting I did recently.
  It measures 16 inches wide by 20 inches tall and it is painted onto a cradled wood panel that is about 1.5 inches thick.
  The gold you see in the gold spots and some of the swirls underneath is a gold mica powder that I added into the wax and then a gold R&F paint stick
  This painting started out 380 degrees different and I didn't like it so I just remelted and did a shellac layer and then started playing with the mica powder and the paint sticks.
   All for today - should clean house or do my knee exercises but really just feel like sitting on the patio with a good book, so that's what I am going to do.....
   Take Care

Friday, April 12, 2019

Wedding box

   I have a wedding gift box to show you this am - I have done 2 baby boxes and one other wedding box in the last month but didn't get pics before I gifted them...…
   I used a premade wood box from JoAnn's and decorated it with pretty paper and ribbon and some seashells.
  The image is from "A Day for Daisies' colored by me with polychrome pencils.
 I used a 6 by 6 inch chipboard book for the memory book and also made a card to match.
  All for today - should have a couple art pieces to show you in the next couple days....
   Take Care

Monday, March 18, 2019

Mars rising

    Showing off a mixed media encaustic painting I took to Artel Gallery in Pensacola for their latest show - 'Cyberpunk'
   I had taken one other also but that one didn't make it into the show.
  This painting is called 'Mars Rising'
  I took several old computer circuit boards and layered them up onto the right side of this board. I also used a couple photos of circuit boards that I embedded into the wax - along the left upper edge of the real circuit boards.
   Then I painted the board with encaustic wax leaving the bottom portion mostly gray and the upper left corner reds and oranges like a mars dust storm. Then I added some encaustic across the circuit boards too. The 'rocks' are pieces of rusted metal that I embedded into the wax.
   The green lines were done with a carving tool and a green oil stick.
   I had a lot of fun doing this one. The cradled board measures 16 by 20 but with the circuit boards the whole painting measures about 22 inches wide by 18 inches tall.
   Have a great day!!!

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Zoo time

   Last weekend on my way back from Pensacola to drop off a couple paintings at Artel gallery for a new show, I stopped on my way home at our local zoo.
  Since it was around lunchtime, a lot of the animals were sleeping or hiding in the shade but the giraffes and the parakeets made for some fun photos as well as a few others.
  I hadn't been to the Zoo in maybe 8 to 10 years so it was a nice way to spend a couple hours, and the weather was perfect - warm but not to hot and a nice breeze.
   All for today, Take Care

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Silver leaf collage

  Another collage piece for you today - this one measures 12 by 12 inches and I pulled out the silver metal leave for this one.
  I left the sides the natural wood.
All for now - Take Care

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Beach sunset

  Another sunset type scene for you this am - cold wax and oils again.
This one measures 10 inches high by 20 long. I finished the sides to match the painting - sky, water and the bottom edge is the sand....
   All for now - off to the studio to paint this am!!!!
   Take Care

Friday, February 8, 2019

Gold leaf collage

  I have a collage piece to show you this am. When I am working with my cold wax and oils and have left over paint at the end of the day I have been 'painting' it onto a piece of arches oil paper and since I had a couple filled up I decided to use them. I tore them into pieces and glued them onto a cradled board.
  The cold wax and oils would keep till the next day if I was able to paint every day but since I only get the chance to paint a couple times a week(if lucky) I decided not to totally waste the paint.
  Once dry - I added some skeleton leaves on top of the collage and then embossed some metal foil to a couple of the leaves.
  The sides are finished with brown paint - cold wax and oils.
   This piece is 8 by 10 inches.
  All for today - Take Care