cleaning the studio...

...and other adventures in art

the couch

Here it is, my studio couch. It’s humble, paint-spattered, and very comfortable. I got to thinking about my couch when my new studio neighbors, both sculptors, commented on how my studio looks like a ‘painter’s studio’ because of the couch. At...

upcoming exhibits

I have several exhibits opening in the next few weeks.  You can see my link on the right sidebar, “Current and Upcoming Events” for details. Two exhibits are holding receptions on the same day, September 12. I’ll be at Los Pájaros first, which is an...

the never-ending Daily Bird

Just about now, I’m wondering why I thought it would be a good idea to do 50 pieces in 50 days. Given that I posted the final bird last week and there’s been not a peep from me since then, you probably assumed I was lounging on the beach. That would be...

the third dimension

A friend asked why I photograph the Daily Bird panels on an angle. Three reasons: The diamond-shaped photos look better on my blog page. Encaustic is difficult to photograph. These represent the pieces better than if I shoot them straight-on. I’ll leave that to...

(um, more birds)

I do more than birds! Really! I’ve been focusing on encaustic birds in these posts because I have to produce 50 pieces in 50 days, on the theme of ‘still birds’, for the Sanchez Art Center’s 50-50 Show. But I also do painting and sculpture....