Friday, March 26, 2010

Megalith Series variation on a theme

One can argue that glastonbury tor is not a megalith, however it has obviously been worked by others long prior to the building of the St. Michael's church on it - of which only the tower remains.  Is that a hint?

In any case, here is my homage to that most mystical place


Night Tor
Star Tor
Glastonbury Tor

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Who Is She?

Okay,  I'm stumped.  Anyone have a name for her?


She reminds me of a nun or a goddess in a monet garden.

she's a petite 5x7 on claybord.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Is this three or four paintings in progress?

Here's an update on the Hawaiian girl - I need to finish her legs then go back and darken the rest of her skin.  not to mention highlights in her hair.


Hmmm, how about a hint of an ear?

Here's a look back at her from February:


Does she look as if she's aged?
 
 

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Surf's Up!


This one didn't last long in my studio. Shortly after being photographed, the photographer just had to have it for his place in southern California.


Surf's Up!
12x12 encaustic on cradled wood panel
 

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Paints



I think the people who provide the paints are fantastic.  Some are artists themselves like Sonja who shares her colours at a great price, or RF encaustics that is in the business of manufacturing some very fine paints.

Here's a close up of what I get from Sonja - various sizes, great colours. 


Currently Sonja is offering free shipping which is always a bonus.  She also sends little teaser tester disk colours with your order for no charge.  (check out that little dark grey green squarish disk)  I have to admit this has enticed me more than once to make yet another purchase.  The specialty colours here are fantastic. 

I've just recieved new paints from The Bees Knees.  These cute little hives pack a big punch of pigment.  They're from Canada and I must say the shipping was fantastic.  All 16 (3 were free) were in a well cushioned mailer envelope - no packing peanuts!


My staple, classic RF small bars:


These are highly pigmented meaning you can to dilute down with lots and lots of medium and still get fantastic colour.

Same with Evans Encaustics - these are luscious!  Right now I'm loving the Naples Yellow.  These bars are like 1/2 a popsicle


I also use some Enkaustikos paints - really small disks in comparison to the others  


 But, still every manufacturer has their own distinct colours and isn't that what it's all about in the end?  Colour?