Tuesday, 19 July 2016

encaustic and shellac

just a little experimenting with color and texture 
and any excuse to get out the blow torch

Tuesday, 5 July 2016


"little one"
on wood panel
one thing I love to do is photographing the horses at my friends farm
this is the first time I've done a transfer of this size
surprisingly it wasn't that difficult , just time consuming
 left "grazing" and right "two sisters"

Thursday, 23 June 2016

encaustic moon

another in the cosmic series
layers of clear wax, drips and splatters
lots of rubbing with oil paints and pastels
fusing it all together

Friday, 17 June 2016

encaustic and the cosmos

 inspired by my friend ron benison
working a lot with oil pastels and the heat gun
I had fun playing and seeing what could happen
and the next thing I knew
a series of painting looking a bit like the cosmos

Thursday, 16 June 2016

japanese porcelain and soutache set

another challenge from my friend carmi
using vintage porcelain beads and cabochons from john bead 
its been awhile since creating something with soutache cord by dazzle it
it took a while to get back into the rhythm
once i did , i really enjoyed letting the cord help create the design 

Monday, 6 June 2016


as I prepare for my show this weekend
I found an old painting (below) that I never finished
I decided to work on it some more
rubbing on reds and brown
using a heat gun to melt and blend
it started to look like the fires burning in fort mcmurray
a little more wax and gold paint finished it off

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

stencil designs by tracy moreau

at our last visit, my friend tracy moreau, gave me a stack of her wonderful stencils
i couldn't wait to use them so i got to work on one of encaustic painting that need that
 little something to finish it off
just a subtle corner design , with a white on white effect using pan pastels
I think it finishes it off , perfect!

 thanks tracy, can't wait to play some more!