I used to work in encaustic about 8 or so years ago. I have started using wax again in my works, but please note for the purists, I am using different waxes and not true encaustic. The works below are for a group show titled "Wax On Wax Off" at Visions West Gallery in Denver that opens October 15.
So a little backstory first...I dropped of 11 works at Visions West Gallery in Livingston MT last week.
When we started looking at the space, we decided that it needed more work! I had two pieces at the Denver location of Visions West Gallery, so after my vacation in Estes Park last week, I dropped down to Denver and picked them up.
We got home on Monday and I put the two pieces in the studio and then made the fatal mistake of unwrapping them. As I looked at them, I felt that they were not in line with the other work for the show, so I started painting on them again. If you are a painter you understand this whole thing.
Yes there is/was a certain amount of risk involved by messing with two perfectly fine paintings before a show, but I couldn't help myself. As an artist if I am not taking risks then the work gets stale and formulaic. So the two pieces below are reworks...I think they are better paintings!
Social media has finally caught up with me so I broke down and got a Facebook page for my art.
I need 11 people to confirm my blog on networked blogs on Facebook so that when I post here, it automatically posts to the Facebook page.
On the lower left of the blog please click on the Networked blogs follow this blog button. If you are wanting to network your blog, I would be glad to return the favor.
The last few days in the studio have been great. I have three new pieces to post later this week.
I can think of no greater happiness than to be clear sighted and know the miracle when it happens. And I think of no more real life than the adventurous one of living and liking and exclaiming the things of one's own time.-Robert Henri