encaustic mixed media on birch 6x6
I finally used some of that rust paper that I have been accidently hording. I have a set of drawers that I keep fancy papers and stuff in. I was digging through for some inspiration and came across this paper. I had totally forgotten about it - its been over a year ago that I made it. Isn't it fun to come across a hidden treasure?
I've done another big push on the bird paintings. Christmas is coming fast and it seems that these little ones are flying off to new destinations as quickly as I can paint them. Its keeping my busy in the studio.
Freya here is a common yellow throat warbler. I've seen her at the Union Bay natural area near the University of Washington. Its my favorite place to find birdie subjects. Without really meaning to, I'm sort of becoming a bit of a bird watcher. I'm wanting to keep my bird paintings to the local characters. However, in my yard the selection is pretty slim with my dear cat, Ming to blame for his ever presence in the yard. Luckily he is a bit chubby, so actually catching a bird is not his forte. But, he does manage to keep them away by just being present. So, I rely on my friends with lovely bird feeders, and my afternoon walks to provide my inspiration.
Happy Friday and Happy Halloween!