cleaning the studio...

...and other adventures in art

tedious, but it must be done

Prepping my 50 panels for encaustic takes some time: Cut cabinet-grade birch plywood into 6″x6″ panels; Sand lightly as needed; Tape edges to prevent glue from dripping (encaustic doesn’t like glue); Glue the photos; weight them overnight; Remove...

while I’m on the subject…

photo before encaustic Small Bird Study Number 12, Encaustic/Oil/Photo on Panel, 6" x 6", 2009, Private Collection While I’m on the subject of birds and encaustic, here’s a 6″x6″ encaustic bird that I did last year.  This is similar...

stillness

Thanks to NBF (Non-Blogging Friend), I’ve been doing some thinking about the ‘still birds’ pieces.   I’ve done many drawings and encaustic pieces based on photos of either dead birds or taxidermied birds (which, regardless of how lifelike they...
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