The lunar eclipse has had me up most of the night. It is a good thing that I won't be driving any heavy machinery today. I will be picked up at 6:30 a.m. for the trip to Queretero and then the bus to D.F. airport. I hope to return in two weeks ready to start a new series and conduct the winter workshops.
Merry Christmas to all.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Somebody is spending too much time in front of the computer...wonder who that could be? I am planning on starting a new abstract series when I return from the States in January, but now I have organized my photos, added up sales and workshops for the year, and put most of my figurative encaustics in another video. This will be the last one for a while.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Since I am taking a bit of a break from the studio, I spent this morning making another YouTube video; this time it is most of the abstract paintings that I made this year. I didn't include everything because I could not get a good shot of a few of them and forgot to photograph a few others.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
|Coming to the Surface, 12" x 16"|
It has been so cold in the studio that I can't get the first coat of clear encaustic on the big boards, without the wax "freezing", preventing a smooth application, so I made this little diptych instead.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
|Salsa, 10" x 10"|
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
|scraping off very old encaustic|
|applying a thick layer of blending stick|
|hours later, wiping off blending srick|
|adding oil paint|
|I like to blend the oil with my hand|
|after encapsulating with medium, and fusing, I add more oil and charcoal|
|some encaustic paint...|
|Lots more scraping, fusing, adding more oil and charcoal, I am finished for the day.|
Sunday, November 28, 2010
After giving this painting, and me a break, I worked a couple of days adding more oil, encaustic and scraping... I'll check tomorrow to see if I feel it is finished.
Friday, November 26, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
|starting the first layer of encaustic medium|
|oil, encaustic paint and medium on the palette|
|oil stick on top of several coats of medium|
|Another color added after the first color was encompassed and fused.|
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
While sitting quietly, for a change, in my last workshop, I studied one of my paintings that was on the studio wall and decided it needed reworking. This inspired me to start a new series. A figurative one, but hopefully, I can keep them loose and semi-abstracted.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
I was delighted to have another group of enthusiastic artists attend this workshop. We start out as strangers, but after two days of working together, I feel we made new friends.