Tuesday, July 8, 2014

On The Attic Floor

I love the wood on my attic floor, a good background for some work I think are finished. 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

On My Desk

Still working on  collage I seem to have caught the collage bug. I am actually working on collage, rust printing, oil and wax, textile rusting and encaustic. I just move from one station to the next as it moves me...if you were watching you may think I was schizophrenic. Let's hope some good things come out of it:)

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Natural Stains

I was eating some beetroot the other day and couldn't resisting using the juices as paint. I painted on rice paper which is marvelous fun with beetroot juice and walnut ink then collaged it on a rust print. I apologize for the poor photo...my camera is on it's last legs, time for a new one.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

More Ladies

Two Ladies and a Baby
 I did some rust prints with tea and beetroot stains while back. To my surprise  they all had figures in them. Ladies to be exact. I posted the first two last time and after posting them I saw with the aid of the photograph  a baby on one of the ladies backs, tied on with a blanket as they  do in Africa.

My last lady is from my African memories. This is a older lady dreaming of her younger years.
Dreaming of Younger Years

Monday, April 28, 2014

A Song of Rust

This weekend I was showing at the St. Paul Art  Crawl, the artist next to me was a photographer Brenda Manthe, who photographs Urban Abstracts. Her pictures reminded me of this photo I took at Harriet Island which inspired one of my encaustic pieces. The photo is above, it was a chimney on one of the old buildings. The Encaustic piece is below. It includes oils pastels rust sheet music from the 1800's charcoal and a face page from vintage book. Oh and beeswax and damar resin of course.

a section of the piece

A Rusty Song