I love water. I adore it in all its shades. Cerulean. Turquoise. Azure. Beryl. Teal. Indigo. Ultramarine. Seafoam. Sapphire.
I began this post to showcase the stages of the creative process. But somewhere along the way, the rails came off.
When Tom Jones sang, "What's new pussycat? Whoa, whoa, whoa," I learned to swoon. But cats taught me how to become a better artist.
Ah, spring! Pink and white flowers are bursting early this year. But along with this beauty lurks an unwelcome visitor.
Where art thou, o color Yellow? Without you, there would be no light to blanket the sky at dawn and no limes, mints and teals that could be birthed from blue.
My father wanted to protect me from myself. He knew I was an artist.
Mom is the original Energizer Bunny. At 90, she keeps going, and going, and going.
I hope not. Yep, last year was memorable all right.
Is all lying bad? What if it hurts no one? What about white lies?
I'm deadline-oriented. With my graphic design background, the clock is always ticking. Clients don't pay for the time it takes for big magic to make its lofty way down into creative right brain cells. They pay for the goods.
Disclaimer: This painting has nothing to do with rumors. Nor was it inspired by Marvin Gaye's "I heard it through the grapevine."
So this is a test. Do you think this is an oil and wax painting, or an acrylic painting? Here's a hint. I created this in Oct. 2015.
I love it when a painting finishes on a high note, especially after lingering
so long in the creative stages of doubt and agony. That's what happened
with Sangria Love.
Lesson Three is another transition piece from oils to acrylics. I was
beginning to like acrylics. But my other foot was still solidly entrenched
in oil/cold wax medium.
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.
Try Less, Do More. I'm ready!
Encaustic painting was practiced by Greek artists as far back as the 5th century B.C.
“Oh no, not the living room, too!”
“What’s for dinner, wifey?” My husband was getting hungry.
“The kitchen looks like a bomb hit it.”
When I was a child, I liked to hold a flame under the stem of a lollipop stick,
held sideways, until the plastic melted. Somehow, I was fascinated by the
liquid flow of a once solid object.
In a recent NY Times article about white asparagus, the writer Elaine Sciolino confessed, “The first time I set out to harvest white asparagus, I was issued a harvesting tool that looked like a long two-pronged screwdriver and told to go out into the fields and feel the vibrations. I wanted to do well… ”
Encaustic painting supplies can be expensive.
The right artwork can transform any room in your home or office. Now that you’ve made a purchase, you’re ready to hang art on the wall. Here are some tips and designer secrets to get you started.
My cousin, Pio, shared a photo on Facebook last month.
Jasper Johns is often credited with reintroducing the encaustic painting medium to art lovers.
Encaustic paintings have a sexy cachet.
Years ago, I enrolled in an online workshop called Smartist whose goal
was to help artists market their art.
I always had a fondness for Romance languages, and I’m not sure why.
We’re accustomed to seeing beeswax sold at farmer’s markets, its name emblazoned on golden rectangular or hexagonal bars as if to authenticate its purity. Why?
When I was in kindergarten, I loved, loved, loved my coloring book.
I was the kid who never colored past the line, and was aghast if it ever
When I was about eleven or twelve, my godfather gifted me with two hundred pesos, a princely sum for me at the time.
Well, it’s not a masterpiece, but you know what they say. You’ve gotta start somewhere. The thing was, I didn’t just take baby steps. I dove right in.
The earliest references to encaustic painting are found in the works of Roman authors, including Pliny the Elder.
Creative abilities are thought to originate on the right side of the brain; logic, on the left. What, then, does encaustic painting have in common with arithmetic?
In December 2012, I returned to the Philippines to attend a funeral.
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