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.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Twice in 1 month!

I said in my last post that I wanted to make dent in my pile of UFOs (Un Finished Objects) and here is another one! 

Carnival - the putting away of the flesh

This was started last April, in that class I took from Sarena Barton
at Artiscape.  Some things just take a while to mature.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Goth Arches

I love gothic arches but I thought this picture should be about something more than just an architectural form.  Thus all the goth faces.  Most of them are from   a clipart site called Grandma's Graphics.

The final layer of gel medium did make it kind of soft and bumpy but I think some of that is some camera shake as well - I probably should re-photograph it.  Hopefully, I'll have some more work to post soon - I'm making an effort to finish several half-done pieces.