My REGENERATION series is about growing as an artist through experimentation and risk by reworking “finished” paintings. I have found it liberating to destroy a piece that at one time seemed complete, but now feels amateur, stagnant, and unremarkable. By risking these … Continue reading
“Accretion” is a dry brush encaustic technique that allows the artist to build up wax on a surface. I’m kind of obsessed with it these days. First, five or so very well-fused layers of medium are put down onto a surface. Then … Continue reading
Never throw away samples of natural stone, fellow artists. Hoard them. It’s okay. Encaustic medium will stick to them. Really nicely.
I don’t know what these are going to “be” yet, but I do know that I loved making them. And I know that they need to stay together. And that I watched four musicals while making them. Why? Hell if I know….I was in a mood.
For the last eleven years Conrad Wilde Gallery in Tucson, Arizona has hosted an annual exhibition devoted to works created from encaustic. This years Encaustic Invitational, Length x Width x Depth was terrific. Miles Conrad always does a great job of finding artists with unique voices, telling unique visual stories and he chooses works that […]
A big part of what is appealing to me about encaustic is the “happy accident” factor. It is extremely hard for me to sketch and plan out a painting and execute it with absolute precision. I just don’t want … Continue reading
Now that Santa has delivered these little fellas to their new owners and they are safely in Nebraska, thought I would share a little of my process and their progression…. On cradled panel, I put down base layers of blue vintage … Continue reading
So, I drive all the way to San Francisco to pick up that special linen that we use to make pinup boards for the office, and we are just going to throw the scraps away? No way, not me. I … Continue reading