For several years, I sculpted; wood, clay, plaster, bronze, stone and welded steel. After a divorce, I sold my oxyacetylene torches, tanks of gas, and all my tools and grinding devises. I did go back to some sculpture and worked in hydrocal for a couple of years. Hydrocal is a white gypsum cement. I enjoyed sculpting and learned to appreciate what it takes to work in 3D.
Then I missed color and paint.
My professional career started at a publishing company when I was fresh out of art school. I got the job because I knew how to use an airbrush. (My minor was in advertising design)
While viewing paintings in my home gallery, someone recently said, "It doesn't look like the same artist created all these different paintings"
After over 60 years of making art, the need to diversify is paramount in making my art. It would be stifling of my creativity to keep making versions of the same painting in the same style.
Below are examples of work in encaustic, oil, acrylic, cold wax, spanning many years and different series.
What do you think about all the different styles and techniques?
|Oil with a collaged boarder.|
|Oil over Acrylic. One of my favorites from a series, circa 1989|
|Ink drawing from life|
|encaustic on paper|
|A Pub in England, live ink sketch. For 12 years I sketched and painted only jazz musicians , while traveling with my musician husband.|
|Mixed media, My most recent work|
|cold wax and oil over encaustic|
|Cold wax and oil|