We have been collaborating artists our entire married lives. Our work is always evolving. The experiences we share, or individually participate in, become a part of what we create. Bruce photographs and throws pots and I paint and create jewelry and other objects from precious metals. Bruce's photos are sometimes the inspiration or reference for my paintings and often times I sculpt and carve into his pottery. The results from our combined knowledge and skills becomes something beautiful that we enjoy sharing. Enjoy.

Apr 15, 2011

"Three", encaustic painting

I'm still working on this piece. It's 18x24 and as you can see its an image with two borders. I began on paper and then mounted it to a masonite panel. The goslings are a transfer from one of Bruce's photos he took last year in Summerville at the Traditions where he took pictures of the eggs, the eggs hatching and the goslings under mama's wing and photographed them until they were of a good size and swimming on their own.
I'm thinking of altering the line of weeds in the forground so they are less straight and making the background either darker or more faded. The layering process and the fusing of each layer produces many unexpected results which then brings a whole new set of both positive and negative surprises. I love encaustics however I'm beginning to feel that there's not enough time in this lifetime to explore and master all the possibilities it presents.

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