It’s day 29 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days!
I almost forgot to write this post today! I have a very good excuse. I’m visiting Arizona and I spent the evening with one of my very favorite people, artist Christopher Jagmin. I met Chris many years ago at an encaustic (pigmented wax) workshop at Shemer Art Center and Museum. It’s where both of us learned to use encaustic and we became friends because the two of use kept signing up for the workshop.
I haven’t seen Chris for a while so we spent the evening catching up and talking about art. He just completed his kickstarter for the Haiku Project, he’s working on The History Project and he has a few exhibitions coming up this fall. I’m always so inspired by him and he always makes me feel good about the art I’m producing. I wish I could have taken him with me when I moved to Bend, Oregon but I’ll just have to savor the time I do get with him when I visit Phoenix.
The painting I created today is a rough ocean rock surrounded by a flood of chocolate brown wax.
“On the Coast XVI”
6 x 6 inches
encaustic and rock on wood panel
Origin: Yachats, OR
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The paintings I create during the 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge will be included in my NATURE CURATED series which captures the essence of place by encapsulating carefully chosen mementos nature has seemingly left behind in a thick bed of pigmented encaustic wax. To create these paintings I explore the ocean shore and forest floor to find the perfect, unique objects (shells, pine cones, driftwood and stones) to embed in a luscious layer of wax. All of these natural objects tells the story of its origin, like the smooth edges on driftwood illustrates the journey it took undulating back and forth against the rough ocean shore. Each three-dimensional fine art painting is unique, signed by me, ready to hang and includes the place of origin.