Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
So are you to my thoughts as food to life,
Or as sweet-season'd showers are to the ground;
And for the peace of you I hold such strife
As 'twixt a miser and his wealth is found;
Now proud as an enjoyer and anon
Doubting the filching age will steal his treasure,
Now counting best to be with you alone,
Then better'd that the world may see my pleasure;
Sometime all full with feasting on your sight
And by and by clean starved for a look;
Possessing or pursuing no delight,
Save what is had or must from you be took.
Thus do I pine and surfeit day by day,
Or gluttoning on all, or all away.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Not done yet! In progress. The background line work is done with a kiska so the wax will repel the watercolor I apply. I'll be doing the background color all in sepia.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
The London lipstick party tour bus. This particular piece you may or may not notice is somewhat reminiscent of Pippy Long Stocking. Yes, she is cool.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.
- John Muir
Same image without encaustics.
Monday, November 2, 2009
A mixed media piece of photography, pencil drawing and encaustics. The original work is for sale at my shop All Of Our Beeswax.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
This is a smaller version though. The almighty piece is three times bigger and framed.
Title of this is "Last Night I heard You Calling. Let Me Carry You Away." A lyric from a song by Kate Wolf.
A snowy Minnesota morning, snow sticking to the branches. This photo was taken pretty much in my back yard. I was so lucky to have a train their this morning.
And of course this is a great photo for encaustics. With a closer look you can see the carving of the branches and texture I added.
Click on any of these photos to visit my Flickr encaustic site where I've posted all the encaustic pieces I've done this Summer.
Here is another encaustic piece from my snow collection which was at the State Fair last year. This was also taken the same snowy morning.
A post from my encaustic site. This photo was taken in Moscow, Russia.
I spent a year working in Moscow as a nanny/English teacher. I had an amazing amount of free time to travel around taking photos. I am longing to go back to explore more of its country side. I was amazed at the contrast of lifestyles. Once leaving the bustling city, super models walking everywhere, you can travel as little as a half hour and find people selling tea on the side of the road from steaming antique samovars. The wrinkly babushkas urging you to try their homemade sauerkraut along with your black tea.
Check out some more of my Russian photographs: www.flickr.com/photos/alenovphotography