Friday, August 29, 2014

Installations of paintings

I have been busy filming new classes of drawing and painting faces and have not been able to post for a while, so I decided to show some installations of some of my encaustic paintings.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Birthday, House warming and 10th anniversary of my move to SMA

my self portrait


My daughter, Cynthia Hamilton, hosted a wonderful party for me to celebrate my 80th birthday, my 10th anniversary of my move to San Miguel de Allende and a house warming for both of us, since we are now house mates.

She worked for weeks planning and days making the huge variety of food. Thank you Cynthia.

In San Miguel almost all my friends are artists

more food was on the way

animated conversations

table set up without all the food

hiding behind the masks

good food, good conversation

making masks in the studio

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

My 80th birthday, My memoir for 99 cents

August 2014
On this occasion of my 80th birthday, I am offering my memoir,  Fireworks at Dawn, It's never too to late to live your dream for 99 cents. This offer is good for one week.
I have been a working artist for 60 years. I left art school (University of Illinois) with a major in painting and advertising design. almost impossible to do, but I doubled up classes.

I went to work in the art department for a publishing company because I knew how to use an airbrush. That was a long time ago. Photoshop has taken over all the hand work we had to do.

Way back in 5th grade, I was so busy drawing my classmates, I almost didn't make it to 6th grade. I still think drawing is more important than math. (It was called arithmetic in those days, and my father stayed up many nights helping me finish my workbook so I could get out of 5th grade)
My fascination with faces caused me to study face reading. It is said by the time we are 40 years old, we get the face we deserve. The length of our nose, the width of our lower lip, the spacing of our eyes all tell the observer who we are and what kind of personality we have.
The new classes I have been working on will be an extension of my interest in faces.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

10 examples of the upcoming face drawing class

I have finished these 10 different faces, done in 10 different mediums that will be the examples for my online class.  I will start from scratch on each of them and  show the entire process on video for each of these.
conté pencil

incised encaustic and tranfer
I will also have classes in my studio, with a wine and critique finale.



oil and cold wax

ink pencil

ink wash

chalk pastel


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Cambridge University Press bought this image

I just sent another invoice for the right to use this image of an encaustic painting to Cambridge University Press in Spain. Previously, the original press in London bought the rights to print, for this same painting.

Nice to still have the painting to sell. Check it out on my website:, under Time of Witness.
El Mercado

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Figurative and Abstract paintings sold

With Arms Wide Open, 24" x 24"
I am pleased that I have had classical art training so that I can move between painting figuratively and abstract. I love doing both, but I stay with one or the other until I have a whole series made.

Saatchi Online Gallery informed me this morning that my painting Quiet Time was just sold and will be picked up Wednesday to be shipped to the client. I hope I will be informed in what country the buyer lives.

With Arms Wide Open was sold a while back.

Quiet time, 24" x 24"