Monday, February 18, 2008

Canyon Calls 2 Encaustic Painting

It seems like it has been so long since I've posted here.

I've been sidetracked by family stuff. My Mom died New Year's Eve and that was a difficult loss, not only because it was my Mom but because it was my last parent to pass. I had a plane ticket all set to go see her in Florida but she died just a couple of days before I arrived.

I rented a studio space in the Mission district of San Francisco and will be using it both as a place to work and also as a commercial gallery. It's small but its right on the street level and the whole front wall is glass. I just had it painted (its a brand new building so my space was just a hollow shell of dry walls and back concrete wall) and I'm having flooring put in this week. So I've been busy preparing the space. It has a tall ceiling which is nice.

I haven't had much time to do art lately, as I go through these life changes, but I did manage to do another encaustic painting this past weekend in my Canyon Calls series that I'm doing (all in 12x12" size). It has over 30 layers of pigmented wax that have been applied and then carefully scraped back with a razor blade. It's tedious work but I like how they are coming out. The first one you'll see in my previous post that I made last December (before all the family stuff got intense). I have two others started and plan to do 9 of them.

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