Saturday, January 01, 2011

Encaustic Days 13-14-15-16

Dreamed about the wax last night. When I woke up I told myself to be daring and try new solutions.

This cedadon piece was the last one of the day and my favorite. Here are the daring ones.

I actually woke up with this image. That is, a circular moon above a dark horizon.  


Then I found a piece of wood that was just the perfect size to incorporate into this piece. All the chinese writing was a gift from a beloved and generous friend. (hi Cynthia!)

And I used the palette knife and iron on the bottom part.

This was difficult to resolve. 

I worked faster today. Feeling deadlines nipping at my heels.

I revel in absurdities like 1:11 pm on 1-1-11. The world is mad I tell you.

In that case we might as well enjoy it. xo


nandas said...

oh judy, how could you even pick a favorite? these are all so wonderful. i wish i could come back and play for a day... wax therapy! it does wonders. happy new year!

Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

Really diggin' the circle with the text just below the surface of the wax. So cool!

I sent a friend who just graduated in the summer from Emily Carr (our big art school here) as she is really into encaustics. I hope she's enjoying your work! It's really interesting to see the effects you are achieving.

I am also fixated on 1-1-11 today. We can be nerdy that way together. :)

boyznonna said...

Dearest Wax Guru, Your latest work is leaving me breathless..such wonderful depth of color, the new techniques..the abstract fascinates. What an amazing way to start this clean slate of a year! As always, thanks for sharing so much of yourself with us Judyites.
xo Cynthia
ps lovely to see the chinese script used so beautifully.

Kim Mailhot said...

Such amazing work, you waxing fool ! Oh, the places you are going as you eat, sleep and play...
I love the quiet of the celdon but that oriental orange had my sense waking up and breathing in deep !
Play the days away wherever you can, My Amazingly Inspiring Friend. You encourage us and help us give ourselves permission to do the same !
Happy New Year and big, big love !

Marit said...

Did I stop by yet to wish you happy New Year? Well... I do! May all your dreams come true in 2011!!

Gwen said...

I love, love, love the moon rising above a dark horizon!

Deb's Artful Journey said...

I am soooo loving your wax pieces AND seeing your process and knowing how you feel about them. So incredibly juicy!!!

I so want to come play!!!

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

You're on fire Judy! Loving all this waxy goodness. :)


wanda miller said...

i/we love when "jammin'" hits...these are sooooo wonderful. and then to dream of things to come is icing on the SHOWS here. my favs are ALL of them!

Sea Mist and Sunsets said...

Oh are on fire! It is awfully fun to be warmed by the results. They all take breath, in the best of ways.

They feel like an unfolding of the past years challenges, used to their fullest and sealed in newly found beauty. Fine, fine work.

Thanks for sharing them,

Jill said...

Oh boy, just looking at your work is becoming addictive!

Pam @ The Blue Between said...

These are so fun! I love the 1:11 and also the top one so much. I think I'd like to "play with wax" someday too.

L said...

you know, it occurred to me that if i spoke the words "i dreamed of wax last night," my husband would have me put away! but ya know, i read those words here and never skipped a beat. it seemed as normal as peas and carrots. and it is for us! crazy artists!
linda e

Karen Wallace said...

I want to thank you for your wonderful posts. I have really enjoyed dropping in over the past year. Happy 2011. Hugs Karen

Sherman Unkefer said...

These are all so wonderful. It's really interesting to see the effects you are achieving. Happy New Year!

Leslie said...

I can hardly wait for the book to come out! I am loving what you're doing with wax. And also fixated on 1.1.11.


lynda Howells said...

oh they are SO yummy looking Judyxx

MB Shaw said...

You gotta love it when you wake up thinking about wax. These are great.

Joy Logan said...

OMG Judy these encaustics are fabulous!!! You have grown so much over time!

about a fox said...

omg-- am LOVING love love LOVing these-- so inspired!!!

bisous, E

Karin Bartimole said...

I just love these new pieces Judy! I've taken one encaustic class years ago, with little success - I think once my new space is complete I'll be giving it another go! You've totally inspired me :)
Happy new year! xo K

Poetic Artist said...

Wow these are all wonderful..

Seth said...

I love where you are taking these. The close up pics are fantastic.

Karen Cole said...

Judy, Judy, Judy.....the red. The waxy redness is so delicious......and to think I have one of these waxy creations in my house makes me very happy, indeed.

I am mad for your encaustic work, mad, I tell you.

Greetings to Stephanie. What a great team.

Beth said...

I love what you are doing with encaustic. Encaustic paintings are so alive and full of such depth. Have you ever seen the tomb portraits of Fayum? love, Beth

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful work. Encaustic is such a mesmerizing medium--so deep, so rich. These are all amazing, as are you.

Connie Lou said...

These are definitely inspired, I love them. I have a question, would a wax encaustic (am I saying it right) art piece be sensitive to gallery lighting?

Aloha, Connie

Sherry said...

OMG - I wanna take a class with you

somepinkflowers said...

i am not surpriszed one bit
that Art solutions come to you
in dreams...

not one bit...


i dreamed my entire
family Christmas gift list
2 weeks before the holiday.

i just plum woke right up
and wrote down everry thing
on a piece of paper
at 3am--->
what to get for everyone
on my list...

i know.

strange but it all worked out
just perfect
so i must have been
Sleeping On It
for a long time.


your celadon pieces
from this posting and the other one
look like creamy dreams
to me anyway.

sherbet melting with treasures unearthed

i could be wrong

isn't life grand!

Rhayne said...

have you heard the song "1-1-1" by Elvendrums? It's mesmerizing. Irrelevant, perhaps, but your post about all the ones brought it to mind :)