Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Misty Ridges


Hallo,

  Showing off 2 small 6 by 6 inch paintings today - framed up in float frames.

  Simple and subtle - shades of blue....trying out a couple things before attempting something bigger in the same theme....

  All for today - Take Care

    Tera


  


 

Monday, January 3, 2022

Misty windmill

Hallo,

  A quick stop in this am to show you another painting I finished off this week. 

  I am not always very good at cool tones and minimal color but have always love the way it looks! And I am very happy with how this one turned out. 

  The photo is of the windmill at my Mom and Step-Dads place and I added alot of texture and just generally had alot of fun with this one!!!

   The painting is 12 inches wide by 36 inches tall.

   All for today - Take Care

         Tera





 

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Rusted Paint

Hallo,

  I havent posted anything in awhile as it has been a busy month or so.

   I took my art to a craft show in Tallahassee Florida the first weekend in December - was a 'learning experience is all I can say about that....

   I have been able to do some painting here and there and this one I recently finished and will be entered in a show in Pensacola next week.

  20 High by 16 wide  encaustic wax with rust patinas and oil sticks. 

  Alot of texture on this painting, am loving the rusted metal techniques I found to play with.

   All for today

     Take Care

         Tera




 

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Terra Rustica II


Hallo,
  ( First picture is the final rendition of this painting - I toned down the sky a bit after looking at it for awhile)

  Another rusty encaustic painting for you today. This one is 16H by 20 W.

I started with a somewhat wild sunset(we have had some really wild sunsets around here lately) and just did plain medium on the bottom half with some texture. The first picture is after I painted the first step of the rusted metal stuff onto it.

  The second picture is after I used the rusting solution on it.

   The third picture is after I added some patinas with gold/green and copper/blue.

   The rest of the photos show the progression of adding details with my hot pen and wax to define the mountains . and the last picture is the finished painting.

   All for today - there is more rust yet to come. I have 4 small 8 by 8 inch panels in the works.

       Take Care
          Tera







 

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Terra Rustica I

Hallo,

   I have been playing with rust and patina techniques lately along with encaustic.

   I did a background of wax and thought I would like a mostly simple sky. Thought about doing something with the lines in the first pic but ended up covering them up. This was rusted metal over the was for the first picture.

  In the second photo I added some gold/green patina and the beginings of copper/blue patina and then added some more color to the sky.


The third picture is the patinas and rust.

   The fourth photo I toned down the sky's wildness a bit and started adding some lines with wax and my hot pen to define the mountains a bit.

  The last photo is the finished painting. I added a bit of color back into the sky and finished off some more defining lines of the mountains.

The painting is 11H by 14 W and I finished off the sides with black.

   All for today - more rusty stuff to come!!!

                                                                                                               Take Care

                                                                                                                    Tera



 

Monday, November 8, 2021

Another sunset locker hook rug.

Hallo,

  Another locker hook rug with a sunset theme. Both of these recent rugs will be mailed out soon to 2 of my Nieces.

   Over the last few years I have tried to do a rug for both our Moms, all our siblings and the Nieces and Nephews and I am down to just 5 left to do  - plus a couple new ones for myself to match my kitchen remodel.....

All for today - Take Care

                                                                                                              Tera



 

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Sunset

Hallo,

   Back to making rugs during my couch/tv time in the evenings.

   Cotton fabric for this one, in a sunset theme.

  I have been teaching  a locker hook rug class with our local, all volunteer adult learning group here in town (CLL - Center for lifelong learning). This was a rug I started just before class started about a month ago to use to demonstrate with.

   All for today.

     Take Care

         Tera