Mini Encaustics

These are my artist trading card encaustics, they are 2 1/2" X 3 1/2" and done with beeswax, damar resin and artist grade pigments.  It is really hard to photograph these to get all of the depth that the wax creates in the layers.  I have been playing with how to sign my encaustics and I used metal letters heated and pressed into the wax for my initials.  I got a block of Sculpey Clay that I was going to try to carve into the "chop" that I envision, still have it and someday I'll get to it, maybe the metal letters will work for now.  On these little mini paintings they do take up alot of room; but afterall it's my artist card.

Field of Flowers in Oranges, Encaustic 2 1/2" X 3 1/2"
Sunflowers, Encaustic, 2 1/2" X 3 1/2"
Asters in the Fall, Encaustic, 2 1/2" X 3 1/2"

 Cindy Rose is a gardener and ATC enthusiast (sort of like I am about encaustics).  She talked to me about her blog and interest in the artist trading cards.  She has a KIDS ATC's site for her daughter.  Cindy's blog is she has alot of good things on it, you might even want to join in.

Anderson Creek Retreat Event and Paint-out

The Georgia Outdoor Painters at Anderson Creek Retreat.
The Homestead
A wonderful day of outdoor painting at the beautiful Anderson Creek Retreat property.  There was alot of different activities featuring "us" with a silent auction of the paintings done onsite that day, Oyster Fly Rod demo, Blue Ridge Band, plus great food and wine, and not to be out done... the fabulous fall colors of the land.  Everyone had a great time and there is already talk of us having another event next Spring sometime.  We all were able to have other paintings for sale.  I  sold one of my larger encaustics of Sunflowers. 

Eating some local food and wine.

Front Yard Food


Beautiful Anderson Creek

The View Out Southern Road

Encaustic with Dry Pigments
12" X 12"

This encaustic is of a view we see on Old Southern Road, not far from our home in Ellijay. I'm afraid that progress is headed that way. There use to always be cattle in this pasture and the numbers are dwindling. The property across the road has been timbered and I hope that they won't do anything drastic to it. There are for sale signs up and I want it to stay beautiful and country.