Before Abstract

I’ve been in a big creative slump lately. Painting an abstract is more difficult for me than my previous tight, figurative style yet I’m compelled to work with the encaustic and challenge myself to be different. It’s hard to resist going back to something that was so much easier.

Amicus Verus Est Rara Avis, oil on panel

Amicus Verus Est Rara Avis, oil on panel

My Studio Assistant

My studio assistant manning his post.

My studio assistant manning his post.

Bored already?

Bored already?

Sleeping on the job - literally.

Sleeping on the job – literally.

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This painting still exists but it hangs in the basement stairwell so nobody ever sees it. I find this view pleasing.

Encaustic dots detail

Encaustic dots detail

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This is a very tedious and time consuming technique but it produces really interesting results. If I could only figure out what I want to do with it, that would be great.

Encaustic microtorch detail

Encaustic microtorch detail

Encaustic microtorch detail

Encaustic microtorch detail

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I clung to this little snippet of painting like Leonardo DiCaprio held onto that makeshift raft after the Titanic sank.

I finally gave in, there was no saving it. RIP little schmutz.

Encaustic detail 2

Encaustic detail 2

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