August 15, 2006
blue sky encaustic 6"x6" $100
Wax is a medium which I enjoy tremendously. This is one small (6"x6") landscape I did in a series of 8 with encaustic medium I made with damar crystals and beeswax , R and F pigments and oil bars. And a lot of heat. I mean a lot. It is a hard to control medium, but that is the pleasure of it. Who need predictablity in their art? Ok, once in awhile it is good. But wax keeps you on your toes.
I have been busy with photographing the other goodies we are putting into our shop ... including lovely letterpress cards from Egg Press which just came in today, (here is a sampling below) and some jewelry from Freear Art as well as some other surprises. Oh yes here is one surprise here ... remember back when I did a spotlight on Kitty Genius - aka Ashley G? Look for some work that she did just for us at our new shop at artstream! We are so excited!
more to come.... Mixing it all up in the shop with one of a kinds is a lot of fun and a lot of work. But it is all part of the beauty of buying something made by hand, one at a time, from an artist.
The word for the day is ... construct ... like the final pieces of the project, the tower of babel, and those tinkertoys which I just can't seem to get around to playing with anymore...