Encaustic and Mixed Media Art

Encaustic and Mixed Media Art
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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Follow Your Leader, Encaustic on Wood, Approx 24x36x2 inches

This was a happy accident...it's one of my larger pieces and I worked on it for ages...wasn't working at all...wanted to throw it out! Suddenly, things took a positive turn and I arrived here...


Follow Your Leader, Encaustic on Wood, Approx 24x36x2 inches



Close up detail



Close up detail



Close up detail


Close up detail



Friday, September 02, 2011

Another Exhibit!

I'm so excited to be the artist featured for the month of September 2011 at the Starbucks in Glencoe, IL. It's SUCH a nice starbucks with a comfy couch and a fireplace! The wall we used to hang the art can't have nails in it so they have this wire cable system to hang the pieces. It was very tricky to get the pieces up and the configuration could be better but we did the best we could! As usual, my camera doesn't capture it that well, but you get the idea. Thank you Jay for being such an awesome help!
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The wall...only one piece didn't make it!


Wish you could see the lighting in person...far better than what camera shows





Here they are in garage before I took them to be hung. The one in the upper right hand corner didn't make it on the wall

Better lighting here to see the 3 smaller pieces
Come by to check it out!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Explorations: New Works By New Arts Exhibit

I was so honored to have my encaustic piece, "Look Out", be accepted into The Art Center of Highland Park (IL)'s latest exhibit, "Explorations: New Works By New Artists". Here are some picture from the opening party on August 26, 2011. There was such an array of interesting work. My pieces at 7x7 inches (minus frame) was probably the smallest painting there! The exhibit runs from August 26 to September 24, 2011.
Proud Mama with her baby

They hung my piece near the entrance to the gallery of this exhibit. So tiny!


There was a great turn out for the show. This was taken before it got busy. You can see my piece from across the room
Last close up shot!
 

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Party Games, Encaustic on Wood, 27x15x2 inches

Party Games, Encaustic on Wood, 27x15x2 inches
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The camera just couldn't capture the colors or angle well : (



Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Pretty In Petri Dish, Encaustic on Wood, 12x12x2 inches

Pretty In Petri Dish, Encaustic on Wood, 12x12x2 inches
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The painting was inspired by these little old scraps I saved from another project!



Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Tell Me A Story, Encaustic & Collage on Wood Blocks in 8x8 inch frame

Tell Me A Story, Encaustic & Collage on Wood Blocks in 8x8 inch frame
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This was really fun to do...definitely planning to do more!
I haven't even attached the pieces to the frame yet...thinking of best way...any suggestions?

Photo taken in garage

Photo taken outside

Close Up Details

Close Up Details

Close Up Details

Close Up Details


Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Untitled, Encaustic Triptych on Wooden Lids, 10 x 37 x 1.5 inches

Untitled, Encaustic Triptych on Wooden Lids, 10 x 37 x 1.5 inches
These are actually 3 box lids ( from these boxes: http://artforcoffeessake.blogspot.com/2010/10/4-part-ii-encaustic-on-wood-box-sans.html ) put together
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Monday, April 25, 2011

Something About Someone, Encaustic on Wood Panel, 12 x 12 x 2 inches


Something About Someone, Encaustic on Wood Panel, 12 x 12 x 2 inches

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close up

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Better, Encaustic on Clayboard, 24 x 18 x 2 inches

Better, Encaustic on Clayboard, 24 x 18 x 2 inches
picture taken inside garage

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picture taken outside

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Now Is Here...You Are Not, Encaustic on Wood with Image Transfer & Charcoal Pencil, 12x12x2 inches

Now Is Here...You Are Not, Encaustic on Wood with Image Transfer & Charcoal Pencil,
12x12x2 inches

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(closeup of left side detail)

(closeup of lower right detail) 

(closeup of center detail)

Monday, February 28, 2011

Manifesting, Acrylic 30x40 inches

Too cold to work on my encaustics in the garage studio, so acrylic indoors is how I shall play for now...

Manifesting, Acrylic on Canvas, 30x40 inches
(soon to be varnished!)

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Trust The Process, Acrylic on Canvas, Approx 24x36 inches

Since it's too cold in the garage to paint in encaustic, I have resorted to playing with acrylic. Acrylic doesn't move and "do" what wax does, but I pushed myself to see what could happen. Here's the result...
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Sunday, January 09, 2011

January 7, 2011: Opening Reception for "In View" at The Art Center, Highland Park, IL

What an awesome experience it was to walk into the The Art Center and see my piece, "Kind of A Surprise" on it's own wall in the foyer at the entrance to the main gallery. The cherry on top was winning 3rd place in the Encaustic category! I was so touched to have my great friends share in this experience with me on the night we were celebrating my birthday as well. Beautiful night!
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