Monday, November 1, 2010

A Few More Small Guys

I submitted my little guys this weekend for the upcoming show at Redtree Gallery. Hopefully I will get accepted into the show. I didn't frame them as they all had to be under 5"x5" including frames. I thought they looked nice without the frames as they kind of come off looking like small tiles as the wax kind of wraps itself around the edges of the panel. Well we will see how it goes. The second piece is a bit larger than the others, I never had a chance to post this one and it is one that I am really pleased with. I love digging into the wax with my heated knives to create texture and depth.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Another Aspen Gem

I am not sure if I am finished with this piece yet. I sure had fun playing around in the wax to create the geometric forms. I embedded wire into the wax to create some of the lines. If I make some changes I will repost and let you see the results. I think I will let it hang around the house for awhile and see what ideas I come up with.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Encaustic Gems Aspen Series

Inspired by a trip out west this fall, I thought I would do some sweet little guys using encaustic.
I have had so much fun doing this series. The hot wax just lends itself to dreamy landscapes that capture the images that I photographed in Colorado and New Mexico. All the pieces are 5x5 or smaller, I am hoping that these sizes will be a good price point at my up coming show in November. I will post more soon!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Somewhere in Memory

Don't know where my inspiration came for this piece but I never seem to get tired of painting these landscapes in my head! Sometimes when I am finishing up at the end of the day I make myself paint a small canvas and use up all the paint left on my palette. It is always interesting to see what colors combinations they create. I think this was one of those pieces. I do like the greens in this piece.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Aspens 9x12 Oil on panel

When I paint in Santa Fe, I leave my paintings there to dry. It is always surprising to view the paintings upon my return. My first impressions are usually "wow these are better than I remember." Sometimes it is like seeing them for the first time, or better yet experiencing them like someone else painted them. I really was happy with this one after making a few adjustments before posting. Yellows and blues always do it for me!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

More of Texas Hill Country Willow Loop

After taking many photos while touring the Texas Hill Country this spring, I have yet exhausted myself of painting versions of this photo. It could not get more inspiring than this unless I was there in person again and then I would probably just be too in awe to paint it! So I have taken away many memories and hope to revisit again next spring.

Here are several of my paintings I did from this photo. The first two are oil on panel coated with absorbent ground. The ground makes the oil absorb more into the canvas leaving a matt finish. The last one is an encaustic print on rice paper. It was my first print of this image but I will do more this week and make some adjustments along the way.

Willow Loop 1 6x6 oil on panel Willow Loop 2 10x8 oil on panel

Encaustic Print on Rice Paper 16x22

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Texas Fields (8x6 oil on panel)

A few weeks ago I got to tour the Texas Hill Country for a week with my husband and a bunch of BMW Vintage Car Club members. It was an incredible trip and words can not come near to describing the beauty I saw there. I am still figure trying to figure out how to come close to the color of the bluebonnets. This painting has some glare and the photo does not do the painting justice. It looks a little washed out in this photo. Maybe I will get a better picture and try another post later.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Somewhere Soon (30X24 oil on canvas)

This image came to me after prepping my canvas with a wash of indian red. Reading an image that the wash brought to my mind, I decided to go with the flow and just let the landscape happen and feel my way through it. I enjoyed the process and the outcome as well. There are some corrections that I thought about making with this piece but I decided to banish the inner critic and reward the inner guide that I listened to all along while painting this piece.