Size: 14"W x 11"H x 0.25"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
This is one of a series of tree paintings. I take photos of local trees in winter without their leaves. I love the look of just the "skeleton" of the tree. This is on a wonderful background of texture that reminds me of honeycomb.
I majored in art at Antioch College in the 70’s. I fell in love with the fluidity of watercolor and started painting seriously in 1990. I am an eclectic artist, I also work in acrylics and in the last 8 years I have been painting almost exclusively in beeswax encaustic. If you are not familiar with this medium it is ancient, having been done by the Egyptians on their mummy cases, still to be seen today at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. It has had a resurgence with artists in the last 20 years. The fluidity and hot working quality of encaustic is totally mesmerizing. I work with images from nature ( I take photos of local trees and use them in my paintings) , Asian influences, and also personal abstract images. I have been painting seriously for 23 years. I have a true love of color, line, and texture, and am endlessly fascinated by the painting process.