Beginning of Fall 2014 Anatomy Drawing Project

Finally got the 7 foot x 4 foot paper gridded properly & the initial outline of the figure sketched on. Will work on it more Monday night to double-check the proportions and begin trying to find the bone structures within the form.



Encaustic mixed media demo on Sunday, September 21, from 1-3 pm

Hi, everyone!

If you’d like to visit my studio and hear about my encaustic techniques, my friend Linda Wein and I are doing a demo for the St. Louis WaxCentric Meetup group on Sunday, September 21, from 1-3 pm. For more information and to RSVP, please visit the Meetup event page:

The demo will be at the Fontbonne University grad studios (1300 Strassner Blvd., 63144 – parking details on event page) in the central atrium space. It would be great to see you, if you can make it! Don’t forget to RSVP so we know how many folks are coming!

Local color layer complete!

Local Color layer complete! Next up: adding highlights and shadows to the local color. I’ll go into greater detail about what that means soon.



Weekend Studio Time Part Deux

Loki piece after “burning in” last night’s oil painting. (Gently heating the painted area & wax to bond the oil paint to the beeswax layer below.)


Starting to develop the branch and the golden apple, but they still need work:



Weekend Studio Time

Working on my encaustics today. The apple is a laser transfer, and I plan on painting the branch, leaves, and possibly highlights on the apple in oil paint.


Did a laser jet transfer on the other one I’m working on, but I’m not sure I like the position. I think I’m gonna scrape the spider off and add one slightly bigger and a little more lower and left.


“Loki and Idun’s Apple” at the end of the night:


“Anansi” piece – spider resized & repositioned. I think this one looks much better:



Local color layer begins!

The color on the skull needs to be a warmer white, but otherwise good so far. Still have to put local color on the back wall, pitcher, plate below the pitcher and darker background fabric. Then I can begin modeling the shadows with darker tones.



The Umber Layer

Finished the umber layer on my still life today.  So proud!!