New direction

OMG……….. just looked and didn’t realize how long it had been since I posted the beginnings of my latest encaustic work. I started these with the sheet music scores…….. then when I  got home from Santa Fe, they were complete strangers to me. That kind of thing happens if it is too long between studio visits.

I loved that sheet music,too……… Oh well……….if the path turns, it turns. You should not look back as it is all for the best usually. I won’t discuss the times is not.

I looked at those beginnings and kept avoiding them by working on other paintings. Finally, the time came to just “DO IT”… add the encaustic paint and get going. After all….it is just paint and panels.

I added and added…scraped and scraped. Fell in love with the oil painting sticks I had from the encaustic conference and R & F paints. OMG, they are so creamy and they manipulate so wonderfully………then add some encaustic medium and fuse. Oh my.

Layer after layer…some with more, some with less………….until I think they are done. I hope so as I have a new canvas already on the painting wall waiting and calling to me.

The series of 5 is called………… “Johnson Creek, Summer’…. surprise, surprise!