Diptych finished

Finally got the diptych done ….two 36 x 36″ canvases. I guess they could be stand alone, too, I haven’t decided. Anyone want to think up some good titles for me? I’ve already got a Little Pieces of Land diptych from the past although I guess I could title another one.

Now, I’m hoping that it’s just my monitor but these pics today I made outside seem a mite light and washed out. Anyway………..here’s the finished piece(s) I’d been working on before Colony.

Only two more Colony starts to go to be finished with all of them and then into the wax studio again as cool weather should be hitting.

The Alchemy of Encaustic

I have some work in a Texas Wax group show,The Alchemy of Encaustic, at Kilgore College in Kilgore, Texas. This is one of the three encaustic paintings I will be showing. It is titled, Patina 5……12 x 12″ x 2″, collage, encaustic

October 30 – December 10, 2009

Opening reception Friday, October 30, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Kilgore College
Anne Dean Turk Fine Arts Gallery
1100 Broadway
Kilgore, TX 75662

October 30 – December 10, 2009

Opening reception Friday, October 30, 6:30 – 8:30 pm


Progress is being made on the current diptych…….no magic genie came in over night though. I’ll have to keep looking at it to see where the few touch ups and corrections might be……….OR, worse comes to worse, larger corrections if I find it needs them.

In fact…maybe it shouldn’t be a diptych but two paintings xyz title 1 and 2 and could be used that way or not.

The Uglies and other things

well…it’s happening as usual………………the uglies. This diptych has reached this phase. Funny how looking at the white canvas is not my worst moment….it’s a new beginning where I can put on all those beautiful pigments. They look so wonderful with the white showing through the transparency as I build up color. I almost hate to cover them up. SO, when this ugly stage hits, it’s almost a relief to just let them go. The beginning and the end are the most fun. It’s when you don’t know where you’re going…………..and when you finally know where you are going. It’s that muddling lost feeling you have in the middle that is the pits.

Sorry that ugly picture is up in the studio. Maybe next post the painting will be on it’s way to a better state.

Oh yeah…that nice clip I posted of Wolf Kahn talking about his work and how color and texture conflict. A good friend and fabulous artist, Cathy Hegman, mentioned that must be why she is painting with neutrals lately. Yeah…they do conflict since you can hardly concentrate on more than one element at a time without taking away from the other. Sometimes you give up something to make an emphasis on the other.