Friday, November 29, 2013


Sales have been few and far between this year.  This is partly because I am just not doing a very good job of getting my art out there.  Every year I seem to drop some show that I have done for years.  Most recently, I stopped showing my work at the Kirkland Art Center Store because I hadn't sold anything there for so long.  I also did not participate in the Kirkland Studio Tour this year.  So, you can see the trend, and the result is fewer sales.  So, I wanted to share that I am selling in one place, ARTspot in Edmonds.  During the past week they sold two paintings, including the one below.  Thank you ARTspot.


Sunday, November 24, 2013

New Acrylic Paintings

At last I have finished some new acrylic paintings.  When the painting group that meets at my house came last week, I put away my encaustic supplies and tools.  As I indicated in my last post, I decided to leave them put away until I painted a few acrylic paintings.  Below are two of the paintings that I completed.   They are both painted on boards that already had at least one painting on them, so they had great texture to work with.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Perhaps New Acrylics?

I had to clean up my studio and put away my encaustic supplies so that there will be room in my studio for my monthly painting group.  I can't work on my encaustic painting when the group is here, so I will be working on acrylic painting.  I am going to try to take this opportunity to get started on some new acrylic paintings.  My plan is to not get out the encaustic supplies until I have completed a few acrylics.  I have not been able to tear myself away from the encaustics for the last three months, and I do not want to give up the acrylics completely.  So, we shall see what happens next.

I don't have any new acrylics to post, so I will post the last one I completed.  What should I name it?

Sunday, November 3, 2013

The Continuing Saga of Encaustic Painting

No matter how I try, I have let another month go by without writing.  I guess I am just too busy painting!  Mostly I am still trying to learn to paint with encaustic.  It is a steep learning curve for me, and I need to try some new techniques.  I am wearing out the techniques that I have more or less mastered.

This one is 6x6 and is simply a piece of paper that I made and encaustic medium.  I should make some more of this paper, as I really like it.

This is one of my favorites though it is very simple.  It is 5x7 and is an encaustic monoprint.  I need to do some more of these, as this was my only successful one!

This was a monoprint that I adhered to a board and then added more encaustic over it.  I did a couple of these, but it was a difficult technique to complete successfully.  I kept tearing the paper.  I like the look though, so will keep at it.

That's it for now.  I hope I will be back with something new to show you in less than a month the next time.