New encaustic paintings

I’ve been out of the studio the past two weeks almost. Eight days on the road with artist friends making the galleries and a few museums in Dallas/Fort Worth. No pictures I think since we posted off and on through FaceBook pages.

But, when I got home I so wanted into the studio to get back to my WIP of the two encaustic pieces. Today, was finally THE day.

I have been doing quite a bit of experimentation with graphite powder, oil paint, oil sticks and lots of wax. I think I finally have these two 20 x 20 x 2″ panels finished except for a little refining, scraping and fusing.

They do still remind me of that day in Todi in 2006 when a big storm blew in. Up so high in the city, looking down, you got such a view of the dark stormy sky with the landscape almost like an aerial photograph. Not a true depiction of the scene, this is my lasting impression of it.