Friday, February 27, 2015

 I just finished this mixed media 12" x 12" canvas, torn papers, acrylic paints and 23 karat gold leaf. I love the effects of gold leaf in my work. I work with gold leaf a lot at my part time job. I usually apply it to carved signs, the technique is a little different and a lot more time consuming.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Very Sweet 8" x 8" Raw Burlap Canvas with gesso and acrylic paints.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

I took an encaustic painting class in DC thru the art league this past weekend. It was fun and informational, the pigments are so pure and vibrant. I just love this medium. Each color or layer needs to be fused to the background layer with a small torch or heat gun.   The above is my masterpiece. 
Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. The liquid or paste is then applied to a surface—usually prepared wood, though canvas and other materials are often used. The simplest encaustic mixture can be made from adding pigments to beeswax, but there are several other recipes that can be used—some containing other types of waxes, damar resin, linseed oil, or other ingredients. Pure, powdered pigments can be used, though some mixtures use oil paints or other forms of pigment.