Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Oyster & Mussel Shells, Encaustic Series 2...

I have been enjoying the feeling of working with Bees Wax, the studio smells of warm honey and my palette is 220 degrees.
As the wax cools I am able to sculpt into the wax and also reveal under layers of the many layers of color.
WOW this is fun! This collection is being shown for sale at "Ornament" Home & Garden Store in Bath, Maine. If you would like to check it out this beautiful shop is open 7 days a week.

Friday, October 15, 2010

New Encaustic Paintings...

I have been having too much fun in the studio. I love to spend the summer exploring the rocky coast of Maine. This year Oyster and Mussel Shells have caught my attention.
I have been studying (since early June) these shells and their nuances of color, texture and all of the sea schmootz that hangs onto the outside of these very interesting shells. The colors are surreal, for real. That was the best part!
Texture, hot bees wax+damar resin(220 degrees) and brilliant pigmented colors come together to create a visual feast and for me a longing of those languid summer days at Hermit Island. mmmmmm.