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.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Exploring Art

Looking at the art of some of my favorite artists is an enjoyable way to take a break from creating.
 Since I have been very busy working in wax getting ready for a demonstration I will be doing, I need to see work other than my own. The demo is at Twigs and Leaves Gallery, in North Carolina, and when the work is framed I will post some of it. .

  Donna Watson's paintings are elegant in their simplicity, always a challenge to accomplish using just the right amount of puzzle pieces to complete a work. She does it so well. I have such a fondness for nests and really like where she has placed this one. Please visit her website to see more of her work. It seems she also enjoys gardening, another good way to take a break from your artwork, as she has posted lovely photos of her  Zen garden on her blog.

24 x 24 

Spring + Light

Another artist that does understated beautifully is Rebecca Crowell. The textural quality of these paintings is what draws me to them. Visit her site http://www.rebeccacrowell.com for more like these. 

lanlanzarote l

lantimanfayal 1

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for posting some images of my paintings and for including links to both my website and my blog... and for the lovely comments about my work. I feel very honored to be in the same post with Rebecca Crowell.. I also admire her paintings and her blog as well. have a nice summer and take care.. donna watson