Saturday, February 18, 2017

Beaux Arts show

Helen and Tuny - I guess I caught them by surprise.

Marcy Eady

Painting by Linda Kernick

One of Rick's entries....

I admit I love watching people when they look at one of my paintings....

Beaux Arts exhibit - part of anyhow - including my other painting - left with the leaves....

People's choice Award  painting  by John Groah
Rick with his winner....

Best in show by Heather Clements

Group photo of the Winners

Fairy Valentine

  Well I have managed to clean house, run some errands, edit some pictures and take a nap today..... Oh I so wanted to sleep longer , but I guess if I did I would not have slept tonight.....
  This card was meant for my Hubby for Valentines day but I didn't get it done in time.....
  The image is by Selina  Fenech from her grayscale coloring book and I colored it with polychrome pencils.
  The cardstock is all from Paper Temptress - cryogen white of course for the image and then red columns for the base cardstock. The 2 corner pieces are made from clay and then a matching pretty gray ribbon with some faux pearls.
  All for now but another post in a few minutes....
    Take Care

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Sea Storm

   A sunny good morning to everyone today, even if my post is a bit 'stormy'.
  Worked for awhile in my studio yesterday and finished off this stormy ocean painting. I almost finished off another but couldn't get one to work just right so will need to work on that one next week....
  Encaustic with clear shellac (clear tinted with blue india ink) and a bit of carving for the lightning . I used silver for the first try and it really didn't show very well so I did some more with a pearly white and that is better. Kinda cool in that the silver lightning looks like its far in the distance....

  I spent a lot of time yesterday retaking pictures of my art, editing and uploading to a new site that I am trying.
RedBubble is a site that uses images and prints them onto everything from t-shirts and hoodies to scarves, phone covers, lap top skins, bags, pillows and leggings.
  If you would like , pop over and check it out.
  site =
  user name = Tera Fujan
    All for now - Have a great day!!!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Tangled Valentine

  A quick little post today - I have been doing a bit of Zentangle again as I am teaching a Zentangle class with our local all volunteer 'Center for Life Long Learning"
  I used a heart medallion from the Medallion  Tangle Easy book by Ben Kwok.
  Once I had it tangled, I colored it in and then just glued the 2 together with a thin piece of cardboard and a ribbon for a sweet Valentines decoration.
  Not too much new for me - started an account on 'Red bubble' to sell things with my art printed on them....slowly getting stuff up on that site....pop over sometime if you like "" My user name is 'Tera Fujan"
     All for now - Have a great week!!!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Canyon Dreams

  I finally finished this big pair of paintings. They are 24 by 36 inches.
  First - which is not pictured - I put 2 /3 layers of about 12 different colors onto these cradled boards, with cooper being the last layers, and blue being the first layers. That process took about 12 hours total all and a boatload of wax!!!
  I used a 10 pound bag of plain wax alone(used to prime the boards and then mixed with the concentrated colored wax to get the desired color concentration) - a 10 pound bag of plain wax is 182 $$ - I also used about 2/3 bricks of  about 8 colors - each brick costing 20 to 40 dollars depending on the color.
  Next I started carving into the wax to make the rivers - and that took about 22/24 hours total.
Its really cool to do and see all the layers come out!!!
  Last major step was adding texture to the top flat parts where I didn't carve. Many, many layers painted with a cooling brush and lightly fused to keep the bumps - another 8/10 hours on that, along with adding a bit of green and yellow to the top textures to look kinda like fall tree leaves.
  Another hour or 2 to clean up the side and put wire on to hang them with and thet will be going in the mail this week.
  It will be my first time mailing one of my encaustic paintings and they are BIG and a bit heavy from all the layers too.
  I hope my friend in Chicago will enjoy them - can't wait to see picks of them on her wall!!!
      All for today - tons of pics - enjoy!!
             Take Care

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Before and after...

   Just a quick post this evening - you have seen the first picture before but I hung it up in the gallery and kept thinking it just needed a bit more...something..
   So today I decided to put a bit of shellac on it - amber shellac and did a burn. Not as heavy with the shellac as with "Wind and Fire" but left the 'holes a bit bigger and didn't put much shellac on the leaves themselves so they could still be seen pretty well.
  I really think it was just what it needed.
  Cold and kinda dreary here in NW Florida today but it was a good day to work in the studio, and we had a lot of visitors today too which was nice!!!
   All for now - Take Care

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Wind and fire

  2 days in a row - wow!!! Todays painting was done exactly the same as yesterdays but at the end I added a layer of amber shellac and let it dry for about 10/15 minutes and then took a torch to it, making all the swirly bubbles.
  The only difference between the first picture today and the second is a change in the lighting. That is one of the wonderful things about the wax - you see new things from every angle and every change in the light, so cool!!!
  All for today am off to work....
    Take Care