Thursday, January 31, 2013

Back to the drawing board - litteraly

Well, it seems that I need to look at something else, than the challenging abstract encaustics that have me working in circles.

I am going to take some time out to concentrate on improving my drawing skills. I can draw, but I want to make lively, beautiful drawings. Here are some recent life drawings. There are O.K., but I know I can do better. Time to practice.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Time to revision

Thanks for the comment Victoria. I agree I need to put that painting away for a while. The others are still not what I had visioned. Maybe it is time to revision a different direction. Here's the smaller one. I added more color. I don't think it improved it. Time to stop on this one too.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Destroy and re-make

first day of work. I'm not sure what is next

4 days of work, only to realize I had lost the freshness of the 1st day. This will end up as under painting also

I think this one is finished.
This seems to my time of revisiting old work and deciding if it should live or die becoming the under painting of something new. I am not young anymore and I am considering that what ever I leave behind should be my best work.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

12" x 12" encasutic on board
I just finished a painting for a charity, "Art & Soles" The theme is shoes. This painting is Geisha shoes extraordinaire.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

 I  have spent a few hours today getting the studio ready for the workshop that starts tomorrow. It will be the 72nd class I have given.
Here is a video about the workshops, featuring the talent of some of the participants:

I am giving more private classes now for artists who want to practice specific techniques.
Bellow a painting that I finished this week.

Frosty Morning, 12"x 12"

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Finally, some new encaustic paintings!

I hadn't been able to work for a few weeks. Two of them I spent in the States with family, but yesterday, I felt driven to get back to work. I pulled out 5 old pieces that never were satisfactory. There already were many layers of encaustic on them, so I had a wonderful base. I moved from one to another, working rapidly and not taking time on any of them to get picky. Now I am thinking that is the way I should always work. I still have plenty of paintings in the stack that never quite worked.

It seemed to be a RED day.