Painting with wax- whatcha want to know?

I’ve been working hard on writing a tutorial about painting with wax.  I have the introductory ‘course’ written already and some other subjects like using images, embedding objects, etc.  What would you want to learn about?  If you’re experienced already or just wondering about encaustic painting…what would you want to know? Are there specific skillsContinue reading “Painting with wax- whatcha want to know?”

After the art has left the nest…

Today I received the most wonderful email from Samatha in Toronto.  She had purchased a watercolor painting of mine some time ago and was holding onto it until she could figure out the right home for it.  As she wrote to me,  “I finally have your piece framed and hung. I took me forever. LastContinue reading “After the art has left the nest…”

Artists I Admire- Adam Junior

Studio3.5‘ x 2.5′ x 3’Resin, clay bricks, tinby Adam Junior I’ve been friends with Adam for many years.  We became friends when we were both teaching art classes at The Huntington School of Fine Arts in NY.  He was (and still is) the sculpture guru- and with good reason!  His imagination is really something toContinue reading “Artists I Admire- Adam Junior”

Thoughts on colors and why we are drawn to them

Today I had the extreme pleasure of visiting a yurt!  We’ve been dying to get one (or twenty) for our backyard — yurts in the hayfield!  There is a clear dome window at the top which lets in the most beautiful natural light!  It would really make such a perfect studio setting; fantastic even lightingContinue reading “Thoughts on colors and why we are drawn to them”

Looking closer- Ghosts of the Past 2, Encaustic Painting

Ghosts of the Past 2 Encaustic, embedded Photograph, & Grass on found wood 9.5″ x 9″ September 2008 Available in my Etsy Shop or through Looking closer- a brief exploration of art: This painting incorporates the technique of embedding objects in the wax. The grass and the photograph are both embedded and it’s aContinue reading “Looking closer- Ghosts of the Past 2, Encaustic Painting”

Roots #1 – new encaustic painting

Roots #1Encaustic, Image Transfer, & Oil Pastel on Cradled Panel8″ x 8″ (20.32 cm x 20.32 cm)January 2009 Now available in my Etsy Shop or through The idea for “Roots #1” came from a painting trade that I did with the Etsy Beeswax Team. Our theme  was ‘sharing’ and I had just started using treeContinue reading “Roots #1 – new encaustic painting”