Saturday, February 25, 2012

Making Room for a New Love

Blue Seascape in Melt Arts

Green Landscape in Melt Arts

Green Blue Landscape in Melt Arts

Last month I took a class from Catherine Mc Cauley and learned more about encaustic painting which has really intrigued me. It's painting with melted beeswax, resin and pigments all put together in as many layers as you want and fused with heat onto a rigid surface. It's my new love. The seascapes and landscapes I'm already painting really lend themselves to encaustics. Yesterday I gave my kids some prints I had glued to wood board and told them to rip them off (kids always like ripping things) because I couldn't wait for my new shipment of supplies to get here and need to paint some more this weekend.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Inspried by The Bathers

Calm with Red 40" x 30"

I recently rediscovered my collection of art books and Picasso by Carsten-Peter Warncke was at the top of the stack. There was a beautiful seascape called The Bathers. While my painting is a far cry from anything Picasso it was interesting looking at the proportions of the colors and using it for the inspiration for this painting.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Nice Surprises

Amanda Teal Design on Casa Sugar

Last night Bay Area interior designer Amanda Teal sent a photo of my painting she used in one of her design jobs that was featured on Casa Sugar. I love surprises. It's so interesting thinking about where your art lives after you make it.