Wednesday, February 23, 2011

"Sailing in Maine"

"Sailing in Maine" was an experiment with new techniques with my watercolors. This is "WaterColor Batik" done on rice paper. In between applications of watercolor and wax, it was crushed in a ball, then ironed with my iron. I don't like having things that aren't being used and was thrilled to find a use for my iron. This sailboat was seen on one of our trips to Maine. Novia Scotia was our destination, but we love the coast of Maine.

"Big Sur"

"Big Sur" is Rt. 1, south of  Carmel and Monterey, California. This watercolor is an expression of my feelings of love of the area. We have traveled this coastline several times through the years, most recently to celebrate our 50th. year together. This is one of my favorite places on earth. This painting sold at 2nd. Helpings Gallery recently.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

"Day Dreams"

This previously posted Encaustic painting was given a blue ribbon at the Bald Knob Best Pick Art Show this week. The show is at the Westlake Library in Hardy, Va. throughout this month. I am encouraged to try more with this art form, which can be very challenging.
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