Thursday, June 3, 2021

Mirror, mirror

Hallo,

  Another encaustic mixed media collage for you today and I used the same main image and mostly the same papers as yesterdays.

   This painting is 10H by 8W and I finished the sides also with gold paint.

   The first pic today is just of the collage and the second pic is the final version with encaustic and the faux ivory encaustic, gold leaf and the same ribbon as I used yesterday.

  All for now - Take Care

      Tera


 

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

1923

Hallo,

   Back with more fun from my 'Painting with Fire ' classes. Todays painting combines 2 classes - a class on collage and a class on faux looks - in this case faux ivory.

   The main image is from a needlecraft magazine from 1923 from my long hoarded stash (although I did take photos first and saved them to my computer) and then various pretty papers - including some graphite rubbings onto rice paper and coated with wax from a You tube video by Shari Repole.

  Added several layers of wax and then did the faux ivory technique with encaustic, walnut ink and a bit of gold leaf. Used an Art deco type stencil that I thought fit well with the 1920's picture and then another stencil to frame the '1923'

  This painting is 20H by 16 W and I have finished the sides with metallic gold paint(nonencaustic).

   The second pic is the collage portion before I started adding encaustic.

                                                                             All for today - Take Care

                                                                                       Tera


 

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Circles of life

Hallo,

  Another mixed media encaustic today - rubber stamps painted with watercolor and covered with several layers of clear encaustic and then several stencils with pan pastels.

   This one is a bit more structured I guess is the word but was fun to do.

   11H by 14 W framed in a float frame.

   All for today - Take Care

      Tera


 

Monday, May 31, 2021

Oriental Flair - mixed media

Hallo,

   I am taking a year long art/encaustic class - 'Painting with Fire' and the class that inspired this painting was using mixed media with encaustic.

   The black are rubber stamps with black stazon ink and then the teal is stazon with a stencil. Added some lines with walnut ink and then some watercolor for the tan lower part and the flowers.

  After a couple layers of clear encaustic I added more teal leaves using the stencil with pan pastels and also used the pan pastels to add more layers to the flowers. 

  I framed it out into a float frame. It is 10 H by 8 W for the art with a bit wider for the frame.

  I am having alot of fun with this class even if I cant do much with my right arm yet - healing well after my rotator cuff surgery but am restricted on how much I can lift and certain movements.....and alas, I have to go back to work this week......

    Take Care

         Tera


 

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Soothing Blues II

Hallo,
  Last one in this series - this one is 11 by 14 inches. Many layers of encaustic, oil sticks, pan pastels, shellac with mica powders.
   All for today,
      Take Care
         Tera


 

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Soothing Blues 3,4 and 5

Hallo,
   Three small paintings for you today - all of them are 8 by 8 inches. Many layers of encaustic, oil sticks, pan pastels shellac and oil stick for a soothing ocean style blues.
  These, like most of my encaustic paintings are done on cradled wood panels and the sides on these are finished in black.
  All for today, am off to play one handed artist at the studio today....
  Take Care
     Tera


 

Friday, May 21, 2021

Soothing Blues I

Hallo,

  Finished off a new small series in the studio this week - this one is 16 by 20 inches. 

   Encaustic, oil sticks, pan pastels, shellac and mica powders. Many layers.

  Still working mostly left handed but the shoulder is healing nicely.

  Speaking of the shoulder, off to PT I go.....

   Take Care

                                                                                                                Tera