Spring Flowers

Freshly picked from my garden and from West Davis Pond Garden. Done in my Moleskinne 5 x 8 watercolor sketchbook. Though I’m able to achieved some nice effects, I can’t really lay in the colors and water. I think next time, I do more on watercolor papers.

Purple Iris at W Dav Pond Garden 050315 8x5 2

Daisy and Orange Flowers May 2015 watercolor 8x5

Iris Bud Encaustic Painting

Iris Bud 031915 encaustics 2.5x3.5

I am new to encaustics and love the quality that it produces. Encaustics is working with heated wax. I use premixed wax colors to create this very small piece, a size of an artist trading card. The abstract quality comes in when the heat gun melts the wax to mix in with the previous layers. It adds also a textural quality that says “touch me”. I’m looking forward to producing more of these pieces.

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My painting, “About to Bloom” has been accepted into the Crocker-Kingsley Art Competition at Blue Line Arts. It is one of 75 pieces selected among 1,300 entries that was jurored by world renowned painter, Gregory Kondos.

About to Bloom, 2013

5 x 7 paintings

5 x 7 paintings

Thinking that 5 x 7 were way too small to paint, I never painted that size. So I was asked to sit for an open studio for 4 hours when none of the artists renting were not available. Taking my Guerilla Thumbox, I painted from a photo the landscape during that whole time. Love it! At home I complete the painting along with the still life of the Iris in a vase. Now I’m hooked.