Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Encaustic Crow and Raven...

These two Encaustic Paintings are inspired by the season, Autumn in Maine.

The Raven, on a perch, looking over an Estuary just as winter begins. The tidal river has not yet frozen solid, but soon the entire scene will be a snowy field! This Encaustic Painting is inspired by the many Estuaries that dot the miles of coastline in Maine and the Ravens that are always present.
Raven on a Snowy Perch
24x24, Encaustic on Cradled Birchboard

The Birch Forest with a Crow in the Field is an everyday scene. This time of year the golden color is everywhere. In the grasses, leaves and the reflections of light. I walk most every day and am able to enjoy all of the countryside along the way.
A Birch Forest with a Crow in the Field
12x24, Encaustic + Oil Pigments on Cradled Birchboard

Encaustic is a medium that plays with the light. I did not use the heatgun to blowout the background on "The Perched Raven", giving this piece an entirely different look than most of my pieces.

This is the time of year when the weather is changing, the leaves are turning colors and the light is rich and almost smokey. Autumn. Soon the quiet, cold and dark months will be upon us. Stay tuned. Black Birds are so fun to watch, paint, sketch and draw, in any season.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Encaustic Crows, a Heron and a Tern...

This has been a magical summer, but I say that every year! I am a fan of Black Birds and Birds in general. Maine has many Blackbirds. Grackles, Crows, Ravens, Redwing Blackbirds and the ever present Comorants along the rocky shore. Birds are fun to study. Sometimes I watch as they are building a nest or tearing something apart for their lunch. But I do love it all. I am posting some Encaustic Paintings I have done this summer. Some have Oil Pigments and others incorporate Graphite, but all are painted with great love and respect for my feathered friends mostly from studying in Estuaries, fields and meadows. I am also including some of my encaustic shorebirds in this collection. I am addicted to long walks along the coast. If you would like to see some of these beauties they are in

Exhibits at The Chocolate Church at 804 Washington St. Bath, Maine and at Tao Restaurant 22 Pleasant St & Blessings Home Store 11 Mason both in Brunswick, Maine.