Monday, September 30, 2013

30/30 in 30

6"x6" encaustic on 1/8" Ampersand Encausticbord

29/30 in 30

6"x6" encaustic on 1/8" Ampersand Encausticbord
Not thrilled with this one as it needs more white in the largest "flower", but I guess I can revisit it.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

28/30 in 30

12"x12" encaustic on gallery wood panel
Sorry for the terrible photo.  Once again trying to take pictures at night.  I'm a day behind too because I was out of town for the weekend, but I'll catch up tomorrow.  I have a 30x40 and a 30x30 on the go at the studio.

Friday, September 27, 2013

27/30 in 30

"Into the Night"
12x12 encaustic on gallery wood panel

Thursday, September 26, 2013

26/30 in 30

12"x12" mixed media on gallery canvas

This is a sister painting to yesterday's.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

25/30 in 30

12"x12" mixed media on gallery depth canvas
Still a little undecided if this is done!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

22/30 in 30

8"x8" encaustic on gallery panel
A few larger pieces got started today but here is a smaller painting to test out the sage green color again. 
I liked the white on white painting the other day but it needed a little something so I covered it with this sage green colour and then scraped it back to reveal the raised whites of the trees.  Then I added more layers of white.  It turned out great...sooo tempted to keep this one...but I brought it to the gallery (  on Wednesday and it sold. 
One of the nice things about encaustics is that you can save anything you scrape off, then melt it down and filter it.  You can end up with some amazing neutral colours.  The neutral background  colour in the painting above and the sage in the painting below were both "sludge" colours.  Thank goodness I was able to mix a sage colour today that was very close because I had a request to make some larger pieces with that green...phew.

16"x16" encaustic on wood panel - sold

Friday, September 20, 2013

20/30 in 30

12x16 encaustic on gallery wood panel

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

18/30 in 30

"Winter Perch #2" - 6"x6" encaustic mixed media on gallery wood panel.
This is the sister to yesterday's piece.
A number of people have asked so these are $75 each + shipping.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

17/30 in 30

"Winter Perch #1" - 6"x6" encaustic mixed media on gallery wood panel

Monday, September 16, 2013

16/30 in 30

13183 - 6"x6" encaustic on gallery wood panel
Here is the mate to yesterday's painting. See...not so yellow.  Going to update yesterday's pic now that I was able to take pictures outside.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

15/30 in 30

6"x6" encaustic mixed media on Gallery wood panel
2 wonderful ladies came to my studio on Friday.  One of them bought some little birds from me before and her friend wanted some too (for a gift).  I didn't have any left but told her I would be happy to paint some more, so that was today's project.  She actually bought my day 4 painting too for herself.  This is one of the birds for her. 

Saturday, September 14, 2013

14/30 in 30

 6x6 encaustic on birch panel
I'm playing with colour a little bit.  This series seems to work better with an analogous colour palette and I really want to try something in reds, but better to do a number of small ones to work out the colour before I go for something bigger.

Friday, September 13, 2013

13/30 in 30

10"x10" encaustic on regular wood panel
I tried a little variation on the white on white idea.  The mid-tone is just the original wood colour.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

12/30 in 30

6x6 Encaustic on regular wood panel
This piece has a lot of layers!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

11/30 in 30

12"x12" encaustic on gallery wood panel
This one goes along with yesterday's.  Love this blue colour!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

10/30 in 30

12x12 Encaustic on Gallery Wood Panel

Here is day 10 of the 30 in 30 challenge.  Great news today!  As of today, Koyman Galleries in Ottawa, Canada is now carrying my work.  I dropped off 9 encaustic pieces today ranging is size from 12x30 to 24x48.  Here is a link to their website.  My work should be added to the website in the next couple of days.

Monday, September 9, 2013

9/30 in 30

16"x16" Encaustic on Gallery Wood Panel -sold
This piece is a little experimental (white on white) but I kind of like it. The beige-like colour is just the colour of the wood panel.  You might have to see it in person to really appreciate it.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

8/30 in 30

#13175 - 30"x30" encaustic on gallery wood panel

A little bigger piece today.  I'm struggling to get good photos these days but maybe I can get a better photo tomorrow.

7/30 in 30

12" x 16" encaustic on gallery wood panel

I decided to try something in a high horizon in this series and also play with colours a bit.  Parts of it are good, but I think the composition needs a bit of work, maybe more white space at the top.

Here is a detail shot of the top:

Friday, September 6, 2013

6/30 in 30

12"x12" acrylic on Gallery canvas - sold

The last one was a little to "pink" for me so I gave this one a little wash of turquoise.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

5/30 in 30

#13172 - 12x12 Acrylic on gallery canvas

I wanted to try doing something in acrylics in the same vein as my latest series of encaustics so here is my first attempt.  It's a lot harder to build up the thicker drops so I'll have to keep exploring the technique.  The longer drying time means I can't quickly build  up thickness in the drops.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

4/30 in 30

6x6 encaustic on gallery wood panel - SOLD
Here is #4 and the last of this trio.  Tomorrow...something different.  Something I really laerned this summer is that it's better to have multiples when you're painting small paintings.  It's hard to hang a small painting on its own and better in a grouping.
Here is the trio all together:

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

3/30 in 30

#13170 - 6x6 encaustic
Here is day 3.  It's very similar to day 2 because I did 3 together.  What I love about these small works on gallery depth wood panels is that they can sit like sculptures on a shelf.

Monday, September 2, 2013

2/30 in 30

Encaustic 6"x6"
Here is day 2. So far so good.  I have 4 other paintings started too.  The day 1 photo has been updated since I was able to take a better photo.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

1/30 in 30

Once again I'm going to attempt 30 paintings in 30 days.  Getting 30 paintings done is easier than getting them posted to my blog.  Anyway, here's #1/30.  I'll try to get a better photo when I can take one when it's not dark out.

This is a 6"x6" encaustic.

I've been painting LOTS of encaustics in the last few months, including the biggest ones I've ever done...30x30, 24x28, 24x36, etc.