Showing posts with label encaustics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label encaustics. Show all posts

Monday, August 8, 2011

bye bye

It's the last week of summer vacation, and we're heading where we'll hopefully find a bit of non-liquid sunshine and get to stuff our faces with Dixie's and ShiskaBerries. Yep, we're taking our annual trip to see the Red Sox play against the Mariners at Safeco Field! I also get to hang out with the fabulous Krista, otherwise known as lolablueocean. Woo hoo! She's a long arm quilting genius, so I'll be taking her a huge beast of a quilt top to work her magic on. It's a wedding gift for my brother in law and his new wife.

It's a sneak peek only, because I've got no time to figure out how to hang this thing up. I've got to pack! I spent the weekend running and painting, not getting ready for time away.

Speaking of painting, I figured it was time to combine my love of sewing with encaustics, so I played with thread and fabric in my latest pieces:

Fun, right? Have a great week!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

"Patchwork Night"

This is my final piece for the First Friday show "Wax Squared" at Virtu next week. I still might do a couple of tweaks, but it's due at the gallery on Saturday. I wish encaustics photographed better. The texture on this piece is really rich!

Note the name-- "Patchwork Night." I've been wanting to do a series of work, and decided it's going to mimic the improvisational quilting I love. I'm considering doing textile twins of my encaustic pieces. I think it would be fun to see how each idea gets translated in the two mediums.

Monday, April 12, 2010

weekend recap

Cooper got a Jumperoo-- these didn't exist when the girls were babies. So cool! And he loves it. He bounces like a little crazy person.

I went to an encaustics workshop yesterday. I've been going to Sheary's studio for over 2 years now. Even though I have the supplies to do it at home, I need a ventilation system in place. It looks like we'll be doing that in the garage this summer. I did three pieces, none of which are finished paintings to me.

The first one is pretty bright, which seems to be typical of my paintings. I tried to tone it down. Didn't work.

I'm doing a First Friday show with the Alaskan IEA group in May, so I'm working on a 12x12 piece for that. The one above is also a work in progress. It's definitely missing something. This one below is in it's very beginning stages. I'm thinking it looks like the start of another abstract landscape, but I just don't know. I've got a couple of weeks to play around with it.

Otherwise the weekend was filled with birthday parties for each of the girls, and a lot of great family time. Just the way I like it.