I wish this was a better photo because these guys are electric! They are done in oil on 4’x1′ panels…not as a pair but I was too lazy to separate…(and not computer suave enough to accomplish)
This guy is one of the new paintings I am doing on animals…I jump around a bit…I want you to feel the energy that I was feeling when I painted him.
What I love about this painting is not that I was painting the beach but I was expressing the freedom and joy I have when I pick up a paintbrush…this painting is done also with oil..many layers…and is 4’x5′..
This paintings I did after the large one and is on a canvas 5’x4′ and in oil…I like to keep some of my pieces so I can keep track of what I thought was important…obviously I thought softly about this subject…
This is more like the brushwork i am using now to create my paintings…I want you to know it is not a photograph..the closer you get the more the brushstrokes come alive! I am first and last a colorist…sometimes I get carried away…
I did this painting 2’x4′ a couple years ago. He is much more subtle but sorta depicts what I was trying to say..My style is evolving into more spontaneous/electric brush strokes but still I am quite please with this.
My Pig seems to share my sentiments exactly…I have painted a series of these free-form paintings…this one is 2’x4’…I begin with a subject but then create and paint freely. I am comfortable with animals because I love them and as long as I create the personality then I am home free with the rest of the painting.
This is one of the 100’s of wax paintings I have done on 12″x12″ panels…in wax..very textured..although I was ‘taught’ the smooth way…went to a workshop @ Penland with an R&F teacher who was fabulous –Fall 2009..Encaustic painting is so freeing and fun. I think I love it because I cant control the process. I start out with the plan but then I torch it with a Home Depot blowtorch (Tom leaves the garage when I bring the BIG boy out)and the painting takes on a new identity.
My next huge encaustic piece…6’x4’…tons of wax…lots of blow torching…at least 20 layers…many hours…finally I was happy…that is my ending point—I paint til I am happy! sometimes a lot of angst gets released in the process…and that is the truth…
This is my first try at doing a large encaustic piece…this is done on a panel 6’x3’…a lot of waxing went into this piece…when I am finished I use a blow torch to fuse each layer and then use a standard car polisher to polish…very exciting in person…I love the texture possible with waxing…my new passion!