Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Aha!! I have found a little of France in Virginia this morning! I was walking with a friend not far from the studio and we both were surprised by these flowers and cart, reminding us of our visits to France and Paris. Of course, it's not the same as being there but we have our memories!
Monday, February 20, 2012
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
This is an encaustic painting that I have that was done by a friend of mine who specializes in encaustic, as well as oil painting. I like the design and the texture that she created and of course the colors. (my favorite!) Encaustic painting is hot wax painting where colored pigments are added to heated wax and applied to a surface, usually wood, using metal tools and brushes to shape the wax before it cools. Other materials can be collaged into the surface. I've never tried it but I really enjoy seeing the creations of artists who work this way, especially Jean's work. And I like to watch her explain how her paintings are easily polished with a cloth since they are so durable!