30 Paintings Day 19

30 Paintings Day 19

It’s day 19 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days! Even two years after the Pole Creek Fire in Sisters, Oregon I was able to find a pair of burned pine cones still attached to their branch. Since moving to Oregon I’ve been able to explore different wildfire effected...
30 Paintings Day 18

30 Paintings Day 18

It’s day 18 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days! Purple starfish along the Oregon coast are the inspiration for my painting today. I enveloped this smooth, black and tan piece of driftwood in a sea of purple encaustic wax based on the beautiful hue of these echinoderms....
30 Paintings Day 17

30 Paintings Day 17

It’s day 17 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days! When I worked on this orange encaustic and driftwood painting today I was thinking about sunset on the Oregon Coast. There is a mellowness to Oregon beaches you miss in places like Southern California and I dig the calm....
30 Paintings Day 16

30 Paintings Day 16

It’s day 16 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days! The objects I pick up from the forest floor, the pine cones, the burned bark and the tree branches and pieces, are perfect sculptures to me. I treat them minimally in my paintings by only surrounding them with a sea of...
30 Paintings Day 15

30 Paintings Day 15

It’s day 15 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days! I made it halfway!!! I decided to take a deep breath and review my progress so far: PAINTING DETAILS (for the painting in the lower right corner): “In The Forest V” 6 x 6 inches encaustic and decomposing tree pieces on...
30 Paintings Day 14

30 Paintings Day 14

It’s day 14 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days! Wow! It was another crazy day for me to try to get this painting done. I bought 20 pounds of ripe Roma tomatoes from the farmers market to can some roasted tomato sauce and it took me most of the day! I am smitten with my...