Tuesday, December 31, 2013

encaustic and mixed media painting, part of my new series

80 cm x 80 cm
 Here is the finished painting, I think. I shared the first steps in the previous blog.

I started with a beautiful, smooth cradled board, primed it with yellow milk paint and began the under painting in oil.

The next step is to cover the whole surface with clear encaustic medium and add oil glazes and texture. I build layers with the oil and encaustic and go back and forth. Occasionally I will add a touch of oil pastel, but very little, since it has a paraffin base, not beeswax and I do not want the 2 waxes to be incompatible.

I pound textures into the wax and layer stenciling to get the finished look.
detail

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

a painting's progress

under painting
I haven't been able to spend much time in the studio for several days. I have the terrible cold/flu that is going around and I got so bored with feeling weak, congested and feverish, I would walk in the studio and move paint around for a few minutes each day. This painting was almost finished  before I got sick, so now I am ready to call it finished.
Wave of the Sea, Dissolve in the Sea



Friday, December 13, 2013

more underapaintings

 I am working all day, almost everyday in the studio. I am getting closer to what I want to achieve, but still have a way to go. I hope I get there in this lifetime.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Encaustic Arts Magazine

I wrote an article for the new winter edition of the online, free magazine, Encasutic Arts Magazine. Check it out. There are photos and links as well as articles by other artists working in encasutic:
http://www.eainm.com/encaustic-arts-magazine/

Sunday, December 8, 2013

oil underpainting before the encaustic

3 more paintings are ready for the encaustic cover and texture. And I have 3 more started. I would like to get these 6 paintings in the series finished before my daughter comes here for Christmas.