Saturday, February 2, 2008

I am Techno Crazy....New encaustics

I've been technologically overwhelmed, forgetting all my passwords, and resisting sitting at the computer, so I haven't taken the time or energy to post lately, but I have gotten into the studio at least once this past week.  Here are a few encaustic pieces ...all 5"x7" on masonite board that I've been working on...
Quan Yin in the Garden of Plenty #2
I continue to revisit quan yin in the garden thematically...heres another encaustic mixed media piece working with this lovely image of Quan Yin.  I plan on carving into this piece alot more...So it is a work in progress.

This piece is a ceramic altar plaque that I decided to paint over and fuse with imagery and encaustic paint and medium.  I am intrigued with the possibility of exploring more encaustics and bisque ware, and will do more.   

Went to a gallery opening last weekend at the Sonoma County Cultural Arts and was moved by a painting with a bird sitting on a woman's head by expressive artist, Mary Lou Downing....  I decided to play with the idea and here's an mixed media encaustic that I made with that in mind.  I am a bird woman, bird this is a theme I intend to play with....


marianne said...

very lovely!

Chris O'Byrne said...

I am also a bird lover! I actually travel around the country doing my birdwatching and fist moved to the Southwest because of all the birds. And this one is crazy, I just signed up to go to a Prairie Chicken Festival in April in New Mexico.

Anyway, thanks for stopping by the forum ( and I wrote a comment about your site on StumbleUpon and also subscribed to your blog!

caterina said...

Thanks, Chris.
I have lots more bird imagery on the blog in older posts. Check it out when you have time.

I appreciate the commenting on StumbleUpon.

I will create a link a to your artmarketing on this blog.

Chris O'Byrne said...

Awesome, thank you!

Kris Cahill said...

Hi Caterina,
I love your Bird Woman! Beautiful piece. I am really taken by your encaustic work. It is gorgeous.

I just opened my Cafe Press shop too. It's nice to see yours, it looks great! I know what you mean about telling everyone about it, that's the challenge!