Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Funky Medieval Village

This past weekend I was at an art retreat (the first one I've been to in the past year and a half).  I didn't finish any new work to post but I was asked about my "Funky Medieval Village" series, so I'm posting that.  They are all 6" x 12" on canvas.  The first one is called "Beginning", as it is the first one I did and I think it's pretty poor.
 "King David" is the next one and I like it.

This one is "Bird in a Gilded Cage" with a smattering of real gold leaf.  There are a couple more but I will put them in a separate post.

Monday, January 27, 2014

This is an  illumination from the DeCosta Hours that I want to share with someone.  The blog has been totally inactive because I had a house fire in October 2012.  Almost all my artwork was burned and I haven't been doing anything new.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Mezuzah Shrine

I really should take a better picture of this, as it looks much better in "real life".  I started this in a class with Laurie Mika several years ago.  Last year, it won a Director's Choice award (including small check) at a local juried show.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Anne of Brittany Lets Her Hair Down

April was really blah for me - I finished up some artwork but didn't feel like posting.  This is one of those pieces:

Monday, March 26, 2012

Another encaustic

This encaustic I started from scratch at Art & Soul and got about 90% finished in one class which is unusual for me.  I kind of want to call it "Pimping the Renaissance", as in "Pimp my Ride", but I have a feeling most people wouldn't get it, so for now I'll call it "Pink Renaissance".

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Things from Art & Soul

A couple weeks ago, I was in Virginia Beach, at the Art & Soul retreat.  Things did not go real well in some ways but I did learn some useful things, got some work done and connected with other artists.  The most fruitful time was the 2 encaustic classes I took from Serena Barton.  (Her name has come up here before.)  I had started several encaustic pieces last August at CREATE Chicago but I wasn't happy or done with them.  I brought them along to Virginia and now I have a bunch of finished  works.

I'll start today with just 2 little ones - I have to do photos of the others:

These are a little bigger than ATCs, so they are called Little Princess and Little Mermaid.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Fairy Tail

This isn't a new piece but rather one I did before I started the blog.  I'm posting it so that a friend of mine, who moved to North Dakota can see it.