Last week I received word that my painting "Drought" was accepted into the 36th Harper College National Exhibition featuring small works. 23 pieces were accepted out of 893 submissions. I was thrilled to be included and this show will be the first of what I hope to be many more successful exhibition opportunities in the Midwest. I may even be able to attend the reception in April although I won't be living in Chicago full time until June. It's a good sign.
12" x 12" encaustic on panel
For several months I have been unhappy with a large painting that has been begging me to re-work it. After hearing about the show acceptance and reviewing the direction my work has taken, I decided to make changes by exposing the colored layers of wax below the surface. I also added color inlays and now feel this newer version shares greater depth, texture, and interest.
"Rise", old version
"Rise", final version
24" x 24" encaustic on panel
Last week ended with additional small works inspired by my Tuscan stay-cation, details can be seen in my Etsy shop