Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Time Flies!

Small Still life - 3.5 x 2.5
I used a jpg image of one of my still life paintings, transfered it into wax medium, then added colored wax for details.

Another jpg image of my recent still life painting done in watercolor, transfered into wax

3.5 x 2.5 image transfer from the spring visit to the bird sanctuary. I am also painting the same image in 20 x 16 (work in progress)

One of the photos taken this past week, the pathway at Sanctuary Pond in April.

Finishing up the year of visits to the bird sanctuary meant taking spring photographs of the paths and pond this past week, then deciding what I will use for my final watercolor and encaustic paintings in the series. I can't believe how fast time went by and I remember last summer so clearly when I first started working on the series during my studio residency. It felt good to warm-up with the small encaustic image transfer and I have already prepped a 16 x 20 panel with encaustic medium. I had to order the xerox copy of the photo at Staples because my printer is small and now that I have it I can get started on the fun stuff - transferring the image and adding pigmented wax. If I don't get started tomorrow it will have to wait until after the weekend, my last weekend of classes.


  1. These are all nice, the encaustics and the photo... I'm especially intrigued by the watercolor turned encaustic. Very nice!


  2. Fascinating technique. Very nice.