My restless heart is calling me outside to begin working en plein air. Completely out of my comfort zone, I’d like to take a class. Anyone local know of an excellent landscape oils instructor who works outside?
#MaterialGirl - this is it - my absolute favorite material - my go to ingredient when making excaustic medium - naturally filtered #beeswax 🐝 .
It creates a wonderful smooth finish and it smells soooooo good!!! .
Day 10 of #robsartchallenge#gettoknowme - having fun!
When I had my first child I never thought I would figure out who I was again. I struggled with motherhood and an artistic practice. There was no time to think let alone create. ⠀
Today I sent my youngest to kindergarten and it’s bittersweet. I have found the time and am proud of the new definition of me as a mother artist. The advice of other mothers artist to cherish the moments when they are underfoot I took to heart and I’m so glad I did. I am sad that the house will be a bit quiet during the day. But I am also looking forward to more studio time and finding more of that side of me returning. ⠀
Pop up encaustic class this Saturday, Aug. 11 at 10 am - 12 pm at my studio. Create a mixed media encaustic collage on 8”x8” wood panel. $89 - see the link in my profile today. Contact me if you’re interested.
Just in this fascinating book by David Coles paint maker of Langridge Artist Colours. Read how pigments have been made past to present. Amazing photography. Available from my store link in bio 'dry igments' pg.
This is a detail. I love how the raffia looks buried in the encaustic paint, and how the edges pick up the metallic pigment. All sharp lines balanced when the tar paper below, spills over with all its luscious color and texture.
What was your favorite hiding place as a kid? Mine was a big ole’ oak tree in my backyard in Fairfax, Va. I loved hiding from the world up there. I felt like a queen surveying her kingdom from above. Maybe a little tree climbing would do me some good right now. “Enchanted Throne”, encaustic on 8”x10” wood panel framed. Available for purchase - see link in profile.
In encaustic, I’m never really in complete control of the outcome. That’s what I love about it! For instance, see the little figure on top of the mountain? Total happy accident. I kept him there and named this piece “Sole Wanderer”. A bit of a stretch, but I like it.