My early corporate photography was black and white, but when I began experimenting with digital photographs, it was all about color, moving from a literal image to one that I hope generates a more emotional response from the viewer. My digital images, gliclee prints, are printed on watercolor, pearl, or photographic papers using archival pigment inks.
I exhibited in northern Ohio prior to moving to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico in 2005 and began working with encaustics in 2009. The medium I mix is 6 parts beeswax to 1 part damar resin, heated and strained. I paint with natural bristle brushes from a hot palette, mixing pigments directly on the palette as the work progresses. The work is built in layers blended with a torch in much the same manner perfected by the Greeks over 2,000 years ago. Among the most durable of paints, encaustics will not deteriorate or discolor with age, as evidenced by the Egyptian Fayum mummy portraits still in excellent condition today.
Prints are sold matted or rolled. Print paper sizes are 8.5×11 inches (matted to 11×14), 6.5×19 (matted to 9×24), and 13×19 inches (matted to 18×24). Prints are 300, 400 and 700 pesos.
Encaustics miniatures are 6×6 inches on cradled hardboard. Larger encaustics are framed. Approximate sizes are 14×14 framed (image size 12×12), 16×16 framed (image size 13.5×13.5), and 18×22 framed (image size 15.5×19.5). Encaustics are priced at 1500, 4000, 5000 and 9000 pesos.
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