Saturday, November 14, 2009

White Flower - Encaustic Painting Sample

Sample made during today's encaustic painting workshop.  This piece demonstrates texturizing, cutting away wax to reveal previous layers and using a form for building up select areas for dimension.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Olof - WIP

John has been helping me with the construction of my latest pieces, running the saws and drills for cut outs etc., he cracked a huge grin when he put Olof's eyes in place which he picked, I was going to use gauages for the eyes, but John decided that Olof needed gears for eyes instead.  The gears definately changed the mood from dark to spry, Olof has a joker side, he loves playing practical jokes on people and may even revel in scaring them a wee bit.  I'm currently auditioning mouth pieces and body colors.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Acrylic Peel

It's turning into a mess is what it's doing!!!  I didn't realize my plate had a slight tilt to it, will make sure it's level next time.  Shelley Finch gave me the instructions on how to make these, lets just say it's juicy!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009


Painted watercolor paper that has been glued, with gel medium, to a piece of ordinary plywood.  I may come to regret having used ordinary plywood in the future but for today's sample it will be fine.

I'm waiting for the gel medium to dry! Dry times are the hardest part about mixed media and my work shelf is currently unavailable, its one of those black wire shelves, actually dh combined two of them for me, that has 9 shelves that are approximately 7 inches apart.  So now I wait for this piece, and several others I have in progress, to dry.