1. encaustic on panel
This section is mostly what is now available at Down Creek Gallery in Ocracoke, NC. (Except the last two - those are available in my Virginia studio.) These are all made of beeswax, damar resin, and raw pigment. Some even include a powered metal, some have metal leafed sides. The encaustic painting process is heated and each layer is “burned into” the previous layer with a torch. My physical palettes are heated pans of wax and the paint is brushed on while molten. (So. Much. Fun.!)
2. Encaustic Monotypes & Assemblages
Besides one of the following that happens to be simply an encaustic monotype, the others are encaustic monotype assemblages. To achieve a monotype, I paint/melt wax/pigment onto a heated anodized aluminum plate. Once I’ve laid out an image, I lay Japanese rice paper onto the painted surface. The paper quickly absorbs the image. Then, I cut them up and assemble them into what you see. These are all archivally framed and very detail-oriented. (I am a picture framer by day.) Most of these include metallic powders and micas that are difficult to capture in photograph, so I’ve included some detail images that show a bit of that. Notice how the paper floats and casts shadow. All of these are available in my Virginia studio.
3.Works in Progress
This is a sneak peek at a few pieces that are in some stage of progress in the studio. (See notes in captions for details.)