Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Encaustic Etched Birds...

"Blue Jay" Encaustic, Etched + Oil Pigments 10x10
I recently completed these two Encaustic pieces.
The Blue Jay is a fun one, I was imagining him on his perch high above the forest floor, sqwaking.
The Jay is part of the larger family of birds called Corvids. Not surprisingly, this family includes Crows and Ravens. Explains the noisy nature of the Jay!

"Red Crossbill" Encautsic, Etched + Oil Pigments 10x10

The Red Crossbill is perched in the pines. The winter sky tells the story of a cold day. This birdy has its feathers ruffled out a bit to keep warm.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Seaweed Paintings on Rice Paper and Canvas...

Seaweed/Bullwhip Kelp Forest. 20x30 Acrylic + Rice Paper on Canvas

Kelp Forest II  24x36 Acrylic + Rice Paper on Canvas
This series of Kelp Paintings is very dear to me. When I am painting a Kelp forest, it feels like I am swimming in the currents of the Sea. So gentle, yet strong. These paintings are available. For  inquiries, please send an email.
 I love the sea, under the water, the surface and the rocky shore. Kelp lives in healthy Oceans. Fall in love with the Ocean, the Gifts you will receive are many. Check out the organization www.oceana.org this is a wonderful site, your curiosity will be engaged and delighted!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Encaustic Heron in the Marsh...

Great Blue Heron in the Marsh    Encaustic+Oil Pigments    30x20
Today I finished a very large Encaustic piece in my Studio.
This Heron has many shades of greys, blues and whites. It is a very large portrait, almost life size!

Great Blue Heron      Detail
Great Blue Heron      Detail

Monday, February 4, 2013

Encaustic Birds and a few Bees...

I have been busy working in my Encaustic Studio.
On these cold days the warmth of the hotplate and molten Beeswax (210 degrees) is a heady combination. Nothing is quite like Encuastic medium that smells like sweet honey!
Blue Jay - Encaustic + Oil Pigments - 16x20

Detail, Blue Jay
Kingfisher - Encaustic + Oil Pigments - Etched - 8x8

Bees Collecting Nectar from a Chive Blossom - Encaustic + Oil Pigments - 10x10

Friday, February 1, 2013

Opening Night at The Salt Exchange...

Come and see my Marsh Collection, featuring Encaustic Paintings of Herons, Egrets, a Kingfisher, a Raven and a Blue Jay with a few other Encaustic Painting surprises!
The Exhibit runs through the month of February. Tonight is First Friday ARTWALK in Portland.
The Salt Exchange Restaurant and ART Gallery is hosting 5 Artist's and will have the Band, Jazz Alchemy playing their sweet riffs. Great food, prepared by Chef Adam White. It will be a fun evening. I am excited!
5-8, Friday February 1st
The Salt Exchange Restaurant and ART Gallery
245 Commercial St. Portland, Maine