Wednesday, February 28, 2007

6" x 6" Mango

Trish called this "the bathroom tile mango." I'm trying to incorporate blue into my palette, it's not too subtle.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Little City Bird

I saw this Robin in McLaren Park. Every time I see a Robin I think of The Little Robin Red Breast rhyme.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

5" x 5" Bowl of Pears

Trish built a light box for me, and I am really enjoying being able to control the light in my studio. This is a quick encaustic "sketch" of the pears I drew last week.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

5" x 5" Delicata Squash

This is the third in the little squash series. I went to the Alemany Farmer's Market today and there were lot's of very cool squashes, yum.

Friday, February 23, 2007

20" x 20" Restless

I've been working on this one for a couple of months. It has about fifty layer of wax built up on the canvas, and lot's of clear medium dripped and burned into the surface. Yum.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

6" x 6" Rooster

I started painting the Chinese Zodiac and stopped to fall in love with the rooster, I'm hoping to get back to the other animals at some point.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Two Pears

I generally paint in series of three; this is the second in the 'p' series: pears, pomegranate, and what next, peach, papaya, prickly pear, plantain? Stay tuned.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

5" x 5" Carnival Squash

There are so many varieties of fruits and vegetables available in California. I have a collection of these beautiful squashes, however, some get eaten before they ever get painted.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Encaustic Pomegranate

I have been working on this pomegranate for a while - I can finally throw out the poor dead fruit.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Encaustic Squash

I went to my drawing class today and learned more on color temperature. I love my class and I also love going to Bakesale Betty's for a fried chicken sandwhich at lunch...yum!

Friday, February 16, 2007

Warm Light Pears

I drew the pears again, this time with a warm light source. I'm not sure I get color temperature theory, but I sure love the pears.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Color Temperature

I did this drawing to study color temperature. In this case, I'm experimenting without actual color, but rather the color of the paper, sanquine, black and white conte.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007


6" x 6" encaustic on panel

My favorite pear

5" x 5" encaustic on panel

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Happy Valentines Day

Hi Baby, I made you this blog for you so you'd have another venue for your paintings.

You are my favorite artist.