Thursday, August 30, 2012

Encaustic addiction

Blue Bird - Encaustic

I am slowly getting addicted to the melting wax, hehe. Here I used Encaustics transferring and scratching out a line drawing

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Ice Bird of Blue - another encaustic

Ice Bird of Blue Mixed Media Encaustic

detail
detail

So here I have tried to play some with many thin clear layers alternating with detailed layers white and blue. "intarsia" it's called I believe. I had a certain look in my head, I am not too sure if I achieved what I wanted, because of course you (at least I) have not that much control over painting with beeswax, but it was a very good excersize for sure.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Naptime

I am tired today, but I did play with some new pencils I got this week. They are graphite pencils with a hint of colour and they are water soluble too. I like them ! and I think they fit great with the liquid graphite I have too. I did a little colour chart for my future reference and a little sketch. She looks "southern" and I can hear music softly playing...and she ended up doing exactly what I need....a little nap after hard work, maybe I will put my feet up and close my eyes a bit too...it's been a hectic week somehow

Monday, August 20, 2012

The Flower Girl ☼ - an upcycled flowerpress

after
The other day when I grabbed my old flowerpress to use some dried flowers for some art, I saw that the wooden plank had bend a bit and thought I could easily turn it over, then I also saw the other blank side of the wood and it screamed to have a new image on it ! and here she is :The Flower Girl 

before


Sunday, August 19, 2012

Irie Hart

 My second table leg doll, started off a little different, had a little mishap on the way and then this little deer just "wandered over" from the bush behind my studio :) Don't you just love his colourful dreads ? 
I call him Irie Hart - Irie, the Jamaican Patois word for excellent, feeling great  and Hart, because with his proud antlers, he looks like a young male to me, oh and did I tell you he sings ?

 



Saturday, August 18, 2012

Loving Wax

Just as the title indicates, I LOVE {bees}wax / encaustics, hmmmmmmm ;) I am experimenting, learning, waiting on more supplies to come, impatient, trying, melting, making ... I have been using beeswax as a topcoat for quite some time now, so I know how to move wax around and what it does, and what it can hold. I never did much with coloured wax though and these first trials are surely not all good yet and I'd probably be better of waiting for my coloured encaustics to arrive really. But I'll share with you what I have been fooling around with so far. A journal page with a transfer on one side and a matiching tree in melted oilcrayons on the other side, a little Pippi portrait of course {she grew up a bit, her pigtails are down this time} and a sample chart if you will for me to have as a reference using different pigments with the waxmedium. More to come so stay tuned, and check out Jane DeRosier's the Trodden Path's Loving Wax !




Monday, August 13, 2012

New Cloth ♥ Art Dolls

Here are a couple of the cloth art dolls I made recently.
They are such fun to make !
Introducing the little Delft-blue: 

"Dutchie"





and 

"Hurt" 
{a healing doll}


- Dutchie is already spoken for, Hurt is in my Etsy shop-

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Hideaway


A play with paint and paper collage on canvas while having child-like memories of Alpine meadows and the ♫♫♪ Sound of music ♫♪♫  
  
20x24 inch - 50x60cm