Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Happy 4th of July

The cherry tree was loaded this year. I've been a dervish in the kitchen this summer. 

We got a cherry pitter and it makes the job easy. I put many quarts in the freezer.

Got up early and made a cherry galette and rhubarb dessert for festivities with the family later today.

Met up with a long lost buddy for a morning of printmaking (a week or so ago).

This painting is not typical of the work I've been up to but I wanted to post something for you. In this one I was experimenting with transparent layers of acrylic. I don't want to share the work until I can show it all in person at a local event. I'm up to number 19 now ((81 to go). I'm working large; the last one was  50x59". When I run out of canvas I'm going to start building braced wood panels and switch to cold wax and encaustic (not combined). I can't believe how happy I am just painting every day.

Next week I'll be teaching at EncaustiCamp in Salem, Oregon. Can't wait to get my brushes into the hot wax again; it's been too long.

Have a safe and pleasant holiday to my friends in the U.S. The sun is shining here and the temperature is 62 degrees farenheit; life is good.


Kimberley said...

Cherries and painting happiness - what a good combination!

carlanda brown williamson said...

yummy! what happiness! xo

carlanda brown williamson said...

rhubarb is my all time favorite everything! and mixed with cherries....holy moly!! wish i was going to your class. still sad when i signed up at art and soul las vegas for it, ended up with your replacement. but i know what happened and it couldn't be helped, but.......bottom line..........i need to take a class with you! xoxo

JenEve said...

Life is a bowl of cherries! Happy 4th!

Kim Mailhot said...

Hi Judy !
I was recently lucky enough to spend some time in a small and incredibly inspiring workshop with elizabeth bunsen at her parent's house on Lake Champlain, VT.
I have fallen utterly and completely in love e.b., with beeswax, with eco-dyeing, with simple encaustic collage and with myself as an artist. I wanted to give you some thanks for giving me the wax bug way back at Squam when we first met. A love of wax and most of all, a love for play and exploration. That's what you gave me as a teacher, and I will always love you for that !
Enjoy the summer gifts and paint, paint, paint, Beautiful Judy Blue Eyes !

Debbie said...

Your pie looks so yummy! Happy 4th Judy!

Kathy said...

Sounds like you are rolling in Summer - enjoy!

barefoot muse said...

Happiness is contagious, and I always leave your blog feeling all the better for it!!! Yumminess to the max here!

Caterina Giglio said...

your cherries look fabulous, MI lost all our cherries this year due to weather, guess I will have to drool over your galette!

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

Yummy, that dessert looks sooo good!
I'm trying to finish 20 paintings before my birthday next month. Your 100 paintings is inspiring, can't wait to see them all displayed.
Happy Weekend!

Leslie said...

Oh my! Those cherries look wonderful, and that pie!
Look at you two beautiful blondes. I adore Bee, and I'm sure you had a blast together.

Amish Stories said...

Looks delicious as I really love cherries with pretty much anything! Richard from the Amish settlement of Lebanon,pa

zeekgallery said...

Hi Judy!
I love your new work! When you are ready to show some...let me know!
I hope to catch up with you soon.
mary lou

zeekgallery said...

Hi Judy!
I love your new work! Let me know when we can see it in person! I hope you are doing well!
Mary Lou

Seth said...

Oh that pie looks good :-)

Have fun at the camp. I look forward to reading all about your adventures there!

lulu said...

Was wonderful seeing you last night at the jumpstart creativity event, Judy, and I love seeing you here with Bee!

Lynn said...

Everything looks delicious!
Happy days!