Over the past couple of weeks, I have been sad that wasn’t going to the 9th International Encaustic Conference. I look forward to seeing like minded peeps at this professional conference every year.
To help make up for it, I started on two 40×30 inch wood panels with encaustic. I only set up parameters of using lot of black and white…one to be dominated by white and the other dominated by black.
I spent days between working quickly, alternating with the days of just staring at them. It’s not as easy to layer, block out and then re-do that layer as it is with some mediums. By that I meant there is more of a chance that each time you alter, you may never get back the freshness you had the first time. That said, rarely does the first time around end up being a good painting.
I now think I am through with both of these paintings that I am considering titling Reverie and Dark Reverie. I think the title of Dark Reverie fits better than the one for the light one so we will see later.
Reverie & Dark Reverie
both 40 x 30 x 2 inch encaustic on wood panels
I’ve been in the studio…. just not as much since the holiday rolled around and past. It seems like I have been spending too much time learning a new computer OS and all the new programs that come with that change-over to MAC. On the positive side, it is keeping my brain cells working over time.
I have been in that studio though and have been working with acrylic again since it has been awhile. This painting is 30 x 30 inches, acrylic on canvas, Johnson Creek, February.
Enjoy, I hope.
I have been working on a couple of oil paintings all month it seems. Oil takes a lot of consideration as well as drying time between layers. BUT, I think these two are both finished. They are both titled Annotations Series……..Annotations, Blue-Bay and Annotations, Red-Walk. They are both 36 x 36 x 2 inches on wood panels.
This time is almost here……………..the opening reception for the East Texas Regional Artists exhibit at the Longview Museum of Fine Arts, Longview TX.
I am honored to have been chosen for this six artist showing for 2014. Saturday, July 19, 2014 215 E. Tyler St., Longview, TX 7-9pm