Monday, April 29, 2013

Encasutic installation

Here is the same bedroom in Cynthia's apartment that the boys were painting a coupe of weeks ago. It is now a guest room, and Alan, Cynthia's first guest since she arrived in San Miguel, came to my studio and picked out his personal art work. Makes a good head board, don't you think?

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

All for the love of a dog

This young boy will become a professional painter
My youngest daughter, Cynthia became my neighbor a couple of months ago. She moved into a light-filled apartment next door to me here in San Miguel de Allende. She also is an artist working in encaustic, but before she sets up her studio, she is making the place her own which includes getting all the walls painted. The prievious tenant had a wild color sense!

The children in our neighborhood were terrified of Cynthia's Boxer, Ziggy at first. Actually, they have been trained to fear all dogs. Cynthia speaks Spanish and soon she proved to the children and their parents how a trained, domesticated dog behaves. Now the kids beg to walk him and give him his daily bath. Instead of just coming to her apartment to play with the dog, the kids asked Cynthia to help paint walls and furniture. She has years of experience and agreed to teach them how to do a proper job. Break time includes lunch and resting with Ziggy.
Ziggy makes a great pillow

I can't guess who is more tired.

hamburgers and TV at lunch time

The only girl in the group is starting the base coat on a table.

Friday, April 12, 2013

More encaustic on paper

The gallery sold 3 of my works on paper last weekend and asked for more. I had been busy teaching for 5 days, but finally was able to spend some concentrated time in the studio. Here are the 3 I took to the gallery today. I don't have titles for them. Can you help me?
I am working on some more pieces on paper. I am finally in the grove.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

encaustic on paper

New works on paper. If you are in San Miguel, come to SMALL WORKS gallery Friday for the Aurora art walk, see them in person and I can explain the process.