Size: 16"W x 8"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
I love ginkgo leaves. I was able to get a large supply from a friend so this is the beginning painting in what I know will be a series of ginkgo paintings. It has strings of letters also collaged into the piece along with the ginkgo leaves.
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.