Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Koi Pond

I have been looking forward to painting an encaustic version of the Koi pond I saw when I was in Chicago 2 weeks ago. It was challenging getting the small lily details to scale; seems my brushes have been over-waxed and I will need to replace them soon. I also have to wear those drug store magnifying glasses in order to see clearly when I work this small. I am going to ask my eye doctor about prescription bifocals stronger than the ones I already have. Getting older definitely is not for wimps.



The other small work I managed to complete was inspired by the pond behind the Henry Farm Inn, Chester, Vermont. Chester is where I first met Jeanne Carbonetti, a watercolor artist who introduced me to the world of painting without rules!


Years ago I painted a watercolor version of the pond and sold it the first time it was in a show.


6 comments:

  1. Wow! Koi Pond is OUTSTANDING! I feel the depth of the image and the depth of the pool. I think the lilies are perfect. I don't know that you'd want any finer detail. The suggestion of detail often speaks louder than its true inclusion... at least, that's my thought on the matter. :)

    Sorry I haven't been around much lately. I realized how remiss I've been as I looked through all the posts I've missed. Yikes! Keep up the great work!

    -Don

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    1. Blogging is fun until it feels like an obligation and then that usually means it's time for a break. It's always good to hear your input, Don, and appreciate your visit.

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  2. I just love your encaustic pieces, Robin. The textures look amazing!!

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    1. The second piece took me all afternoon until the texture felt right to me, but creating textures and dimension with wax are the most appealing qualities for me as well.

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  3. The Koi is outstanding Robin!

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    1. Thank you, padmaja. I may try doing a larger version at some point.

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