Thursday, 18 February 2016

encaustic and pan pastels

the thing i love the most about painting with encaustic is
 after 15 years there is always something new to learn
last month i was visiting an artist in the distillery
joya paul , i really loved the look of her new work and
she was happy to share her process with me
usually i would use oil paints or oil pastels
to rub in and add color

i love the translucent effect it give to the wax

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

valentine necklace

going through my stash of beads i found this mixed bag
i purchased at the john bead outlet before chrismas
they had a fantastic 80% off sale 
it was a great time to stock up on a few supplies
the pearls where the best deal

Saturday, 6 February 2016


being inspired by my friend ron
i've been experimenting with his technique
of rubbing in oil sticks, heating, adding more wax
and repeating several times
working with blues and copper
i really love way these colors swirled together
creating a beautiful sky
i think i will call this one the
"aurora borealis"
12 x24
on wood panel