Register Now for Painting with Fire!

I’m delighted to announce that I will once again join the faculty of the yearlong Painting with Fire online encaustic course offered through Lora Murphy’s Essence of Mulranny Art School. Read the details about two of the sessions I will offer on my Upcoming Workshops page. Here are a few quotes from participants about my sessions during the 2021 Painting with Fire course: Wow,…

Out of Darkness

Out of Darkness That moment when the light of the rising sun, filtered by the forest, pierces darkness, painting the winter landscape in blue and gold. Inspired by a fleeting moment I glimpsed last week through my bedroom window.

The Light Slips away

India inks and oils over encaustic over watercolor. The edges of day, last brilliant glimmers of light as the sun slips down below the Northern Catskill Mountains. I’m drawn, again and again, to this theme of ephemeral, temporal beauty and wonder as the light whispers at dusk and dawn. Working with these layers of translucent media allows much depth, atmosphere, and light. Recently on…

A Changing Landscape

These are a few of my paintings that will be on display at the Carrie Haddad Gallery on Warren Street in Hudson, New York, in A Changing Landscape, November 24, 2021 – January 16, 2022. Opening reception is Saturday, November 27 from 5 to 7 pm. Hope to see you!

Painting The Edge of Day

I hope you’ll join me for this week’s session of Painting with Fire in which I demonstrate the development of this piece, Along the Hudson. I’m among a faculty of 26 encaustic artist instructors who are sharing their process in a year long course that you can access at any time, forever, once you have registered. You can join at any time! And the…

Along the Hudson

I sometimes take an Amtrak train from Hudson to NYC and always try to find a window seat facing west. For two hours, the rapidly passing views of river, sky, and a thin slice of land that forms the seam between the two fill me with awe at being a temporal creature drifting along the edge between heaven and earth. Those tensions and connections…

Before the darkness

The edge of night, tense with the inevitability of change, yet ripe with possibility… Oils with beeswax over layer upon layer of encaustic, over watercolor.

Schoharie Reservoir

I created this painting as a demonstration piece for a workshop I am offering called Wax Over Water: Creating luminous landscapes with encaustics, oils and beeswax. The distant area that gives a sense of an island in the reservoir is done in watercolors over which I applied multiple layers of encaustic medium – unpigmented, molten beeswax with damar resin. Next, I used chromatic blacks…

Painting with Fire

I’m very pleased to announce that I am among the faculty of 26 international encaustic artists who will be teaching virtual workshops over the course of the next year, starting on April 30, 2021. The series is offered by through the Essence of Mulranny Art School in Ireland. Participants purchase the whole course and can then access each of the sessions by all 26…