Betta Daze (2013)  Size: 5" w x 5" h x 3-1/2" d  Medium and Materials: Collage and mixed media. Encaustic paint, tempera paint, oil pastels on cradled wood panel.  This is one of the first paintings I made incorporating tempera paint into my encaustic work. I fell in love with the textures and delicate tracery of colour I was able to lay down.  This is the painting which led me to delve into creating deeper connections between environmental issues and my art. You can see this come through in later works such as my current series,  Arctic Flow .

Betta Daze (2013)

Size: 5" w x 5" h x 3-1/2" d

Medium and Materials: Collage and mixed media. Encaustic paint, tempera paint, oil pastels on cradled wood panel.

This is one of the first paintings I made incorporating tempera paint into my encaustic work. I fell in love with the textures and delicate tracery of colour I was able to lay down.

This is the painting which led me to delve into creating deeper connections between environmental issues and my art. You can see this come through in later works such as my current series, Arctic Flow.

 
Betta Daze (2013)  View of the lovely texture on the painted sides

Betta Daze (2013)

View of the lovely texture on the painted sides

What Remains (2013)  SIze: 5" w x 5" h x 3-1/2" d  Medium and Materials: Encaustic paint, tempera paint, and oil pastels on cradled wood panel  Inspired by a fossil picked up during a caving jaunt in Quebec, this painting is a journal of impressions from that trip

What Remains (2013)

SIze: 5" w x 5" h x 3-1/2" d

Medium and Materials: Encaustic paint, tempera paint, and oil pastels on cradled wood panel

Inspired by a fossil picked up during a caving jaunt in Quebec, this painting is a journal of impressions from that trip

 
What Remains (2013)  The sides were deliberately painted and scraped to look as if the cube had been recently excavated.

What Remains (2013)

The sides were deliberately painted and scraped to look as if the cube had been recently excavated.

 
OverFlow (2013)  SIze: 5" w x 5" h x 3-1/2" d  Medium and Materials: Collage and encaustic paint on cradled wood panel  This collage was inspired by the brilliant swirls of paint as they flowed across the surface. Initially I wanted to call this painting,  You are Here , and add more collage elements like a map pin, etc. I decided to keep it simple instead.

OverFlow (2013)

SIze: 5" w x 5" h x 3-1/2" d

Medium and Materials: Collage and encaustic paint on cradled wood panel

This collage was inspired by the brilliant swirls of paint as they flowed across the surface. Initially I wanted to call this painting, You are Here, and add more collage elements like a map pin, etc. I decided to keep it simple instead.