Thursday, September 18, 2014

Penland Bound and New Blog

My attention has been focused lately on preparations for the eight week concentration I'm teaching at Penland School of Crafts.  Our class meets this coming Sunday, September 21, and we will work together with encaustic and mixed media until November 15.  I have set up a separate blog titled Mixing Media with Encaustic and the purpose of this blog is to provide a portal for notes, images for inspiration, design ideas, videos and pictures of our produced work.  Check it out!  The first blog post will appear on Sunday, with a new post scheduled for each weekday throughout.

Meanwhile......I've been making work in my studio, most of the work is still in progress. I have a few more panels planned to explore some stereotypical characters. I made a small pile of enameled copper disks in a metals class where we were working with watercolor enamels, and I am drawing inspiration from that work.

More to do..........Fireworks

Just a start on Calculator.


Saturday, September 13, 2014

Triptych Installation

I recently was able to see and photograph the commissioned triptych titled Stone's Throw, which I finished this year.  What a thrill to see my work installed; there is such satisfaction when the painting process is completed by having the artwork on view. The piece looks comfortable in this space I think and happily the owners are pleased too. If you are new to my blog, you can see process blog posts which began in February of this year.