Monday, November 30, 2015

Happy Hour

"Happy Hour"
Image Size 15" x 15"

I love that time in the afternoon when the sun is getting low in the sky and the day is almost over.  Seeing that sun setting on the ocean always makes me feel like I'm on vacation.  

This is another encaustic.  I really enjoyed trying to get the feeling of the spray as the wave is crashing, and the foam where the water hits the sand.  This photo really doesn't capture the beauty of this medium.  In person, the surface is shiny and looks like a glazed tile.

Monday, November 23, 2015


Image Size 15.5" x 15.5"

This is the first time I've worked in encaustic since I moved.  It took a while to find everything and set it up but once my wax was melted and ready to use, I was in heaven!  I've missed working in this medium and you'll probably be seeing a lot more over the next few weeks.

Monday, November 16, 2015


Image Size 12" x 12"

Here's another 'rain' painting.  I'm really trying to do my part in ending this drought!  ; )

I love working in acrylics using them like watercolors.  I don't think that acrylics have the beauty of watercolor, but it is nice to be able to layer colors without lifting the previous layers.  

Monday, November 9, 2015

Rainy Day

"Rainy Day"
Image Size 11" x 15"
We got some much needed rain today.  I think I'm partly responsible for that because I got my car washed this morning.  I hadn't heard that it was supposed to rain.  Having a clean car and not wanting to waste a car wash motivated me to work on emptying boxes in the garage so that my car would fit inside.  It's nice to finally be able to actually park in the garage!  I still have a lot more stuff to put away, but at least my car is safe from water spots.  ; )

This was painted on a saturated piece of paper.  I used the complementary color combinations of blues/oranges, purples/yellows to get some interesting grays in the sky.

Monday, November 2, 2015


Image Size 11" x 15"

This is the other painting that I finished in Jeanne Hyland's workshop.  This was painted from a photo of her dog.  It was fun playing with the bright colors to describe a brown and white dog.  Mariposa had some spots but I left them out.

I used the saturated wet technique again.  I really love the control that is possible when using that method.

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