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.
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!
My place of peace in Lake Toxaway North Carolina…This canvas is 8’x5′ in oil…has taken forever to finish and is now hanging over our fireplace at the lake…This falls is at the end of the River Walk @ Lake Toxaway and I take all of my friends and new visitors to this walk…It is the most special place on earth for me.