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Something old, something new.

10th annual Christmas Home Tour
entry for Christmas Home Tour
Dennison Home, Christmas Tour
November 16 & 17, 2018
come to Saugeen Shores ,

I am getting ready for the upcoming Tour of Homes and am submitting some new pieces and some older ones for the requested themes made by the designer Kaitlyn Shuler. I easily found some winter scenes and added a new one. It seems I like painting snow and trees and grey blue skies. It was a rare day that I found sunshine at Elsinore for the painting of the gorgeous late summer foliage. I took color notes between clouds. Plein air is always more enjoyable in the company of others and the memory of being there is forever connected to the companions of the day. A bonus for all of us who love the scenery here in Grey-Bruce.
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Ettie , 8×10, Encaustic collage

This piece is inspired by the black and white photos of convicts taken by Australian police in the 1920s. They are not your typical mugshots. Each face tells a story and Ettie Sultana’s is one that seems to me to be more of a book.
This piece is 8×10 in. and the medium is encaustic collage….hot molten wax and papers in other words. It is my attempt to tell one chapter. I think there might be more. I love her face.

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House of Wax

House by the Sea 2

We have all heard the phrase, ‘House of Cards’. Well, this is a ‘House of Wax’, painted outside my ┬áhouse on a sunny afternoon.The beautiful smell of warm beeswax, a soft breeze and a perfect spring day are now the memories I can add to the one of seeing this house while on a ramble with friends. This is the last of a short series on the theme of a blue house by the sea. Encaustic (meaning to ‘burn in’) wax painting is a recently rediscovered ancient medium, producing translucent, ‘just got to touch it’ surfaces lasting centuries in some instances. What a fitting way to finally ‘seal’ my memory of that time…with wax.