Mixed Media Artist
I work primarily in acrylics and collage.I use collage and beewax in my assemblage works and am now completing several shrines using found objects. I have been experimenting with encaustic collage and have found the medium very challenging. The paint is a combination of melted beeswax and pigment. A small amount of damar resin is added for hardness. I mix these paints myself and while painting all custom colors are mixed directly on a hot palette.
I will share my progress with this exciting medium with photos of work in progress and finished pieces.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
A Look at the Sketchbook
Here is my little book, it measures 5" X 8" and has a moleskin cover. We had a choice of red or blue. It is a nice rich red just like a real cherry. I'm showing the back complete with my name and barcode. There was quite a list of themes and the one that appealed to me was Inside/Outside.
Given the chance to expose my inner feelings through words and art seemed a good combination with the beauty of the outdooors in the Smoky Mountains when every day is an inspiration.