Saturday, August 29, 2009

Ocean Floor Fossils III

I have been working on this piece for a couple of weeks now. It is 6 x 18 inches, and I have been procrastinating about it for a while. I ended up not liking what was happening with it, so I have scraped it back several times, finally settling on its current look. I am glad that it is finished. My husband John wants it for his office, so I will get it ready to hang for him.

I also worked a bit on a friend's pet portrait, and when she approves it, I will post it here.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Denise's Cats

I totally forgot that I did these two digital portraits of my friend Denise's new kitten and one of her older cats. Angel is her new kitten, and she is very sweet, as you can see.

Etsy Store & Cheyenne

Well, I finally got a few pieces up in my new Estsy Store, so please check it out. I have not done much polymer clay or encaustic, but have been busy ordering supplies. I just realized how low I was, so I am now awaiting some orders to come in.

I also sent some of my images and drawings in to have stamps made, and when I get them I will have a "Show and Tell" here on my blog.

In the meantime, here is a cute photo of my now 8-month old husky, who is of course sitting in a chair where she is not supposed to be. I am a poor disciplinarian.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Ocean Floor Fossils II

I just finished another piece in the "Fossil" Series, which included the addition of polymer clay pieces from my mold collection of fossils. I also used the shellac burn technique, which is very unpredictable, but I always like the results.

I also played around a little more with a small board, and here is a little piece I am calling "Spirit". It also has polymer clay pieces incorporated into it, as well as alcohol inks, and oil paints.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Encaustic Collage

Yesterday I spent most of the morning playing around with encaustic waxes, and tried out some images in a collage piece. Usually I prefer more dimensional work, and more abstract pieces, but wanted to branch out for this little test piece. It measures 6" x 6".

I also re-worked a piece I did not like by scraping it all the way down to the bottom layers, then adding more waxes and more scraping until it came out a little better. This piece is 8" x 8" x 2", and has the sides stained and finished.

Tonight my husband and I are going to the closing reception of the "Meltdown" exhibit that has been running at the Art Hotel Gallery in Dallas. I had 4 pieces in this show as a student, and am pleased that 3 of them sold.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Fossil Series Addition

I spent all day yesterday with encaustic wax and polymer clay. I finished a small piece (below), and worked on another piece in my "Fossils" series.

I took a bunch of molds made from some actual fossils and shells, and put them together. Then colored them with alcohol inks. The encaustic wax is colored with alcohol inks and oil paints. It measures 9-3/4 x 10 inches.

I have plans to make another fossil piece similar to this one, with some changes in color and background. I hope to have the new one done by the end of the week.