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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Waxology


I am mesmerized by the wax - like a drunken sailor, helpless before the call of the sirens. The melty, fragrant, challenging medium has me for sure. Right before Christmas. This is why you won't be getting a card from me. I'm off waxing.


She kind of looks the way I feel. Aye, aye, aye, Christmas again and me with my head in the wrong place, off chasing fireflies and phosphorescent waves. No plum pudding for this family.


This painting is on a deep stretcher with wood panel on top and it is 12" square. I glued Italian writing around the edges; walnut stained.


What a fun day it was. It's sure a good thing there are no holidays coming or I would be feeling guilty about spending so much time in the studio. (ha ha - NOT). xo

32 comments:

PaperPumpkin said...

Beautiful. I think your blog posts of art are much better than a Christmas card anyway, Judy!

Adrianne in Portland said...

Gorgeous. I love the feeling of melancholy she projects.

wanda miller said...

Wonderful Depth! i feel the same way...i find my creative juices just overflowing and then think...oh, i better get goin' on those gifts...oh! but here's another idea to paint or something new to make...ah 'vell, we are human afterall...let the creative juices FLOW! MERRRY CHRISTMAS!

apaperbear said...

Enjoy! Life is far to short!

lilasvb said...

i like this better than a xmas card!!!!

nandas said...

isn't it the way it goes, though? the minute one doesn't have time to get to the studio and work, the ideas just flow and the desire to get to it is overwhelming. it balances those times (for me anyway) when i sit in my studio staring at a blank design wall. this usually happens when all the projects are finished and i haven't started another. all the juggling balls have fallen to the floor.

peggy gatto said...

truly gorgeous!

dosfishes said...

Really a marvelous piece Judy. I just love your faces, always they speak volumes. Holiday wishes to more time in the studio!!! xox Corrine

Sarah said...

So beautiful. She looks like an ancient Roman. They stare out of their pictures like that, as if they need to talk to you about meaningful soulful things. Love the wax!

lyle baxter said...

new toys are such fun ! you just got yours before christmas! we all are enjoying your waxy wonders! dont worry about christmas cards this is far better!

dorylyn said...

I, too, am mesmerized by your waxing's! Beautiful.

Parabolic Muse said...

Okay, can I talk to you for a minute? This thing that you're doing...the wax thing?

INCREDIBLE!!

STUPENDOUS!

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

(no spell check)

Really, Judy. This is so pretty and lovely and rich and gooey. I want to wear it, that's how much I love it. (But when I do, I keep falling forward.)

It's odd that you say you haven't sent a card. I got one the other day from you. Oh, sure. I made it and sent it to myself, forging your signature. But I had to do something. With that restraining order you have on me, and all.

HAPPY HAPPY HOLIDAY FUN TO YOU!

(too many caps)

Dede Warren said...

Truly a beautiful piece! You are beyond talented Judy, and I am in awe. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

lynda Howells said...

Much better than a Christmas Card Judy. I too love wax...can't get enough of it! Merry Christmas.xxLynda

agnicy said...

I love your wor and blogg. Please, put Translate!!!!! Ag from Greece

Donna said...

Love this woman. I can see why no cards, don't break the spell and enjoy the creative ride.

Colette said...

That is gorgeous. I hope you give an online class one day. Glad I dropped by.

laura said...

I love the Italian around the edges....all very nice!

Lynn said...

The way you posed this picture in different directions had me thinking they were all different paintings at first. Such mood she portrays in her eyes! Amazing!
I feel very gifted to see your art so thanks for posting.And enjoy your creation times.

Judy said...

I love this wax so much! I must plan a trip to a workshop! Iowa to Portland in 2011?

the GyPsY said...

Wow this looks amazing - and I always thought waxing was the painful way of getting annoying hair off your legs ..lol. The work is full of emotion and feeling. Love it.

jill nalette said...

SMITTEN!! simply SMITTEN!!
love you sweet lady!
xo and similes~ jill

Clare Wassermann said...

Beautiful - I always do the best things when I'm not really supposed to be!!! Have a lovely break.

LM said...

I'm rather in love with this one. Is it for sale? Is that too forward of me to ask?! I'm serious though :-)

Mar said...

G O R G E O U S!!!!! and i like the writing along the side
ingeneious!!!

merry christmas...no need to send a card..i don;t send them either
:)

snicker ...as you scratch your head wondering who is this person...

Maija said...

I just spent some time catching up on your blog postings- your work is spectacular, as always Judy! I wish you much happiness this holiday season! oxox

katie said...

i can smell your yummy hot wax from here. i love her, she speaks my language especially during the holidays. i've been painting away in the studio as well, no christmas cards from here this year either. today i want to paint a solstice painting and sing a song to usher in the light, cleaning will have to come later.. xo

bridgemor said...

Judy, I am in love with your encaustic paintings. The expression on your first post takes my breath away. Beautiful. When I came upon your blog and saw them I was inspired to dig mine out and work on it while I'm on vacation. I referenced your blog site with a link to it so others can see your beautiful work. Thanks for sharing.

somepinkflowers said...

oh

she plum takes my breath
away...

yes, she does...

{{ i think maybe i know Her
from
some other
time continuum...
but



i could be wrong }}

Crystal said...

Judy your work is amazing - I hope I get time to learn from you at EncaustiCamp!

And so it goes... said...

WOWZER! She is yummy! I want to reach out and touch! Amazing texture...colors...GORGEOUS!!! I'm hoping to be one of your "home schooled" students in 2011. That would be devine!

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

You're awesome Judy♥
Thinking of you and wishing you a very happy Christmas!:)
love,
jenny