three books

three books

Saturday, 9 July 2011

inspired renovation

I've been wanting to have glass fronts made for the upper cupboards in my kitchen for quite some time but the price of custom, which mine would naturally be in such an old apartment, was daunting. Suddenly this past week I was seized with a fit of possible genius, or madness, whichever the case may be when I happen to notice a picture frame that was just the right width. I got out the miter box and hacked it down to size and darned if it didn't work. It took a bit of mucking about but I finally got them up and reasonably even, so long as you're not looking too close. They still need another coat of paint and then I will take them in to have the glass fit but I am ever so happy with the results. My beloved fruits and veggies finally have a proper home.
That's it for my creative energy this week. Maybe some studio time tomorrow.

Monday, 27 June 2011

Carole's fabulous art show

The beginning of my week of vacation was spent on Vancouver Island visiting friends and family and attending my lovely friend Carole Reid's amazing art show. Here are some of my favorites.

new old stuff

The other fun thing this week is that I bought an amazing old cupboard

play time is over

Sadly my holiday is over and I had to leave my studio for life in the real world today. Happily I at least have the satisfaction of seeing some finished pieces. Clearly I was in a rather light hearted mood as reflected by the paintings, two encaustic and two acrylic. All fun!

Friday, 27 May 2011

Floating other stuff in the wax is fun too. These bunnies are drawn in ink on trace and embedded.
Here is another early experiment in Dorlands Wax. I wish the photograph could show how the pigment is floating in there layer upon layer, it's so luscious.

another dragonfly 18x24

Getting started

I am a wannabe artist living and working in fabulously beautiful Vancouver BC and I am inspired by my friend Carole (check out her blog Carole Reid Artist) to start a blog as a commitment to making myself "do the work".

For the past year or so I have been working with Dorlands wax which is lovely and versatile but stinky and very slow to cure. So, while I am reluctant to give it up entirely I have become enchanted with the more traditional form of encaustic, a process which is likely killing me or at very least blowing brain cells that I can ill afford, but which also provides both instant gratification and the ability to alter at will.

This whole public persona thing is very new to me so feel free to critique if you wish but be kind.