New work

Move In, Move Out, Move On
Encaustic Mixed Media

I have been very absent from blog land for the past week or so. I had to turn in my laptop at the end of the school year so the only time I can use a computer at home is when I can steal my husband's for a minute or after my kids go to bed so I can use theirs! As a result the only thing I have been doing is checking email. I do miss visiting my favorite blogs.
Anyways, I finished this piece last night and it is my largest encaustic to date. I used a piece of masonite board for this one so it is an odd size at 10"x14". Overall I am pleased with the way it turned out. I was especially careful with the color palette as I think with the larger size I was worried about overwhelming the space with too much color and detail.
I must admit I am also having a hard time trying to figure out how to frame them. Encaustics must use floater frames and since the frames only come in certain sizes I wasn't sure how I was going to frame this one and another odd sized one I finished a couple of months ago titled "Overflow." Luckily my dad came to the rescue and he made me a whole bunch of frames! Now I don't have to worry about getting frames for everything I want to put in my exhibit in August. Thanks Dad! 


Sneak Peek

This is what I have been working on the past week or so. I made this drawing a couple of weeks ago and I loved the intelligent, curious expression on the crow's face. It is supposed to be an unfinished looking sketch. Still a work in progress but close to being done. Hopefully I'll have a productive weekend but probably not as much as I'd like considering it's Mother's Day! No worries though...school is out in a week and a half! Yay!
Have a great weekend!



There's nothing like a deadline to spur productivity. 
I found out that I am going to be featured artist in August not June so I am relieved to have more time to put together my work. But this show has definitely been the spark I needed to get my act together! I have so many new ideas swirling around in my head and it's such a good feeling. 
I told my daughter May that I needed her so I could take photos to use for new work. So last week we had some nice weather one day and we went out in the yard where I took lots of photos of her to use as references for my drawings. I definitely put her to work! I made her jump for about 5 minutes straight to get the photo I used for this drawing. Unfortunately that was the last sunny day we had so these pictures of my drawings are really dark and out of focus. 
I also have a new encaustic that is close to being done that I will post photos of soon too. 
 We are in the last couple of weeks of school and I am looking forward to summer break and more time to work in the studio!