Thursday, October 29, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Today I'm off to the "Micro Craft Fair" in Huntington at the Cinema Arts Center for a special screening of Handmade Nation. Stop by if you are in the neighborhood! :)
Thursday, October 22, 2009
"A Song For You." 5.5x6 inch original encaustic and mised media on wood panel. Original has been SOLD.
Oh how I wish there were more hours in the day. These are my latest encaustic works. They were both labors of love, but "The Place Where My Heart is Still" is very special to me because it seemed to have a mind of its own. My initial idea was a bit different than this one, and halfway through I stopped for lunch and told my family that I had 'hurt' the new painting. Axelle responded VERY sagely for a 7-year-old. "That just means it's real. " How smart is she?! Anyway, I went back to work and let the 'realness' take over. The result is a piece that looks different than planned but feels exactly right.
Now, onto business. I've just received a delightful email from "MaryMary" over at Etsy, and she says that my painting "then there was you" will be highlighted in their "special deals" email tomorrow. So if you have your eye on this one, act quickly! :)
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Another new encaustic piece completed today! It seems that I am creating a little story. I'm not sure how it will turn out; I guess I just need to listen very hard and record what I 'hear.'
I'm very proud of this piece because of the incredible work that went into detailing both of these figures and their ensembles. I am not working with a stylus, so everything here is either etched in wax or painted directly with a (now nearly melted) bristle brush. I love the bright vivid color of the couple & red butterfly against this vibrant, sculptural white wax. I must take 3d pictures and post them tomorrow. The scan doesn't quite do the painting justice.
Meanwhile, if you are in the online neighborhood, please visit me at the Poppytalk Handmade Marketplace tomorrow. My work will be part of the "Indie Love Pre-Holiday" market.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Here it is. My first encaustic painting in a loooooooooong time. Actually, it's the second painting I did today. I melted the first one off the wood support with my heat gun like Lucy Liu in Charlie's Angels in a fit of frustration. But the second one was better behaved. Gosh. Well, it was an exciting morning. I just adore the way wax looks in the light. It just captures a feeling of romance and mystery that I love. More will be coming soon. :)
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
I've finally taken some photos of my new paintings, and I am busy uploading them to the Etsy shop. This happy little one was also inspired by my Amagansett trip. We bought some great surfing gear from this shop during our vacation! This original is now available for sale on Etsy. The others are coming soon.