Tuesday, July 19, 2011

gifts.

Latest work for a friend's wedding on Twitpic
been playing with some encaustic boards lately and making some gifts for friends. I love to make gift artwork. I can see and discover much more clearly the heart of the idea when there's a face to it. 


this one was for a wedding shower gift. 


I did a drawing on paper withe pencil first, and then buried the drawing in a couple of layers of unbleached wax medium, thus the yellow tone. then I added the colors in for the top, and incised lines around the edges of the cherries to fill in with oil color later to get clear lines on top. the letters are verses from I Corinthians 13, and were image-transferred from a toner-based printout in a cool typewriter font I found.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Hope goes by another name
She’s called “Fear who still takes another step”
at the breaking point
Desperation, who reaches out in her pain for a hand to hold
She’s called the sister of Faith and Love, but she’s her own person
She goes for each by a different name
And usually she follows the storm of her own absence.