Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Forest Tapestry


These new works have been "unraveling" for a month or more, it took a while to work out the painting, all those COLORS. They are so very detailed the next step is doing them 30x30, these are a miniscule 16x16. Below are a few details. Painting has made me look at everything so differently these days, I still need the photograph to: get me out of the studio, more on that later, and provide the seed of inspiration. I tried out my new encaustic paint from Bee's Knees Encaustics in Canada and LOVED them. Smooth lush colors.

8 comments:

  1. awesome work and I am really curious about the paint, I will check out the link, thanks!

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  2. Thanks, about the paint: there is also use of RFPaints (rfpaints.com) in the pieces, who are the leader in Encaustic Paint and I can't thank them enough too for excellent product and education. Bee's knees is just a little different, fun to try "other peoples pallet", doesn't that sound like a good blog title?

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  3. Greetings Thea,

    I enjoy looking at your encaustic paintings, especially close ups as I wish one day to engage in encaustic painting.

    Thank you for sharing,
    Egmont

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  4. HI Egmont,

    I just added another links box called Encaustic Resources on the side here. There are lots of class opportunities in the SF Bay area coming up soon. Give it a try!!!!

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  5. Thea -- beautiful work! have been curious about encaustics for some time. RFP is not too far from me and they offer one-day workshops to learn more about encaustics. I feel a road trip coming on!

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  6. R and F Paints do excellent workshops, I can personally recommend, for I took one 8 years ago (it was that long ago!!!) and still feel like a babe in the woods at times. Consider the 3-5 day classes, it's such a vast and some people say "crippling" medium, it takes time to fully comprehend. Have Fun.

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  7. I know what you mean about Color. It's pretty powerful when we usually use a subdued neutral palette. These are stunning. I always love leaves, twigs and branches.

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  8. I am catching up here.. love the idea of a FOREST TAPESTRY, and that the work is 'unraveling' for you-- I have always admired your work and have been exploring encaustics myself. I always love trees woven into art work.

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