Sunday, March 18, 2012

Encaustic Bird Paintings...

These are two of my newest Encaustic paintings. They will be featured in an ART Exhibit at Summer Island Studio Gallery in Brunswick, Maine. My work will be featured the month of April.
Royal Terns are common on the Florida Gulf coast shoreline.
I photograph them on the sandy shore, then study the photos in my Maine ARTstudio.
A Pair of Royal Terns, Encaustic, Graphite and Oil Pigments on Birchboard. 8x24 500.00.

Crows, observed in my Birch tree outside my studio window.
Crows in the Snow,  Encaustic & Pigments on Cradled Birchboard. 8x24 500.00

Monday, March 5, 2012

Encaustic Crows and Feathers...

I have been busy in the new studio. My "Encaustic Bay" work space is delightful to work in. Lately I have been working on a series of Flight feathers.

I am experimenting with Graphite dust, and how it melts and interacts with the Encaustic medium. The effect is smokey and surreal all at the same time.
I have been studying the flight feathers of Pelicans and a series of paintings has emerged.
One night there was an epic style storm, the sea was wild, these feathers washed up on the shoreline, from the Pelican nesting sites on many of the Mangrove Islands that dot the North Eastern most tip of the Everglades.