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“Working in Wax”

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I am very happy to say that I’ll be having three new pieces (including the one above) in the upcoming show, “Working in Wax”, at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek. This looks to be a fairly large, and diverse showing of encaustic art, and I’m very excited to see it and be a part of it. 

Bedford Gallery, 1601 civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA

Show runs May 3 to June 21, 2009

Opening reception:  Wednesday, May 6,  5:00-7:00 p.m.

This show will be featuring 84 encaustic artists (!), and will represent a wide spectrum of technique in this medium. If you are at all interested in encaustic, and wondering exactly can be done with beeswax, this is a great opportunity. 

Maybe I’ll see you at the opening!

From the gallery website:

Working in Wax 
May 3 – June 21, 2009 

Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. This technique was notably used in the Fayum mummy portraits from Egypt around 100-300 CE, in the Blachernitissa and other early icons, as well as in many works of 20th-century American artists, including Jasper Johns. This national exhibition, juried by Eileen P. Goldenberg,will feature some of the most renowned artists working in this medium today and will provide an arena for educating other artists and students about the past and possibilities of working in wax. 

Prints, Anyone?

Many of you have asked about the possibility of buying prints of my work. I’ve looked into several options for this, and decided to sign on with Imagekind. Imagekind is a website that makes fine art prints available to anyone, and the buyer can choose the size, and the type of paper, canvas, or finish. You can order the print framed or not. 

http://lisakairos.imagekind.com

I’ve uploaded work from the past 6 months or so, both encaustic paintings and acrylic nest paintings, and they are available in small format prints. 

So enjoy, and please- let me know what you think.

Birds and Bees at Enso in Half Moon Bay

::  Enso Gallery

::  131 Kelley Ave., Half Moon Bay, CA

::  August 3 – August 30, 2008

::  Opening:  August 9, 4:00 – 6:00 P.M.

::  “Birds and Bees”, a show of Encaustic paintings on panels, and Acrylic paintings on canvas.

::  For gallery hours, check the Enso website– the gallery is open for viewing before and after yoga classes,     and other events.

For all of you locals, I’d love to see you at the opening.  Enso is a nice little space to hang work, and I’m excited to be able to share what I’ve been working on for the past 4 months or so.  So come on by, and take a look!

Translucent Show in San Francisco

Show information, as promised.  I am very excited to go and see this show.  It looks like it will be diverse and interesting.  A few of these names are familiar to me, from looking around the internet, so it will be great to see the work on the wall, rather than on a digital screen.  I know that my own work looks so different on the computer.  It is difficult to photograph the quality of a beeswax painting, truly.  They never look as alluring on the computer or in a slide as they do ten inches from your nose.  I always find myself, bobbing around, looking close, then stepping back a few feet, going close, squinting. They are just fun to look at, and often have a mystery about them. Maybe I’ll see you at the opening!

Painting: New Work

Here are two newly finished nest paintings that I’ve previously shown in earlier stages of development….

Both 24 x 24 inches, mixed media and acrylic on canvas.  I just finished the embroidery on these this morning, while drinking my coffee.  The top image was painted from a nest that my husband’s parents found in their wood pile.  The second, from the nest found outside my studio. I’ve been working so much in encaustic lately that these two poor things have been sitting, forlorn, in a corner, waiting to be finished for a few weeks now.  Sometimes I think I enjoy paintings more after not looking at them for a while.  It was nice to come back to these after a break, and see that they held up.  A little space can be a good thing.

However, sometimes a little space can turn into too much space…. that has been the case lately with my husband traveling for work….. (sigh).  Can you tell that I miss him?  It’s been several weeks, this trip, but I am very happy to say that his company is flying me to spend some time with him in……Thailand.  Yes, that’s where he’s been working, and that’s where I’m going, for two weeks.  I’ve never been to Thailand, but it looks like a lovely, wonderful country, and I’m taking my sketchbook, two blank art journals, and my camera and anticipating lots and lots of inspiration.  Not to mention my sweetie, and our 15th anniversary.  I’m hoping I’ll be able to keep up with my blog while I’m away, and share some of this with you all, so stay tuned!