My encaustic painting The Conflation of Mars will be in the Spectrum 2012 show at the Carriage Barn Arts Center, from May 23rd through the 17th of June. I’ll be at the opening Wednesday May 23rd from 5 to 7 … Continue reading
These paintings are created by layering and scraping back the encaustic medium and paints. I often start with gestural mark making. These marks get hidden, modified, revealed – sometimes because they seem too revealing, more often because they spark other … Continue reading
The luscious wax surface doesn’t really want the dusty and dry pastel to sully it. But with the encouragement of just a little heat and the softest of pastels it can be convinced. An extension of the intimacy of my … Continue reading
This work has taken a turn toward landscape, or is it sea or space, still in a mythic time and place. I’ve started shaping the canvas to emphasize an artificial perspective. This is a case of a circular development, with … Continue reading
What defines this series for me is that the viewer is given an open ended image rich with possible interpretations, and more than a few bits of stuff that might look like emerging creatures or some cosmological event. This creates … Continue reading
…but I did. A work in progress, as yet untitled (No.151), 2.5 by 8 inches, crop tentative, encaustic on canvas to be mounted on board.
Up for a surprise at the opening? The curator asked for a little more time to decide which of these works to hang in the member’s show. Join me and find out Sunday, September 19th from 4 to 6 p.m. … Continue reading
I made a presentation of my work, mostly the Creation Stories project, at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT last Saturday (1/15/2010). There were many great artist’s presentations that evening. See the two coats of paint’s post for … Continue reading
Encaustic painting (hot wax painting) is one of the oldest known painting techniques. The simplest hot wax painting is a combination of beeswax and pigment, melted and applied with a pallet knife or brush. There are often additions of Damar … Continue reading
Here are a few works that explore an inversion of the values that had been dominant in my previous works. This also finds me thinking about the rain forest and sea dense with an explosion of life.
Here are a few my early encaustics experimenting with different techniques and subjects. The photo in the collage was taken by my father – it’s me, my sister, and the cat Checkers.