With all of the instability and uncertainty of the Covid era, I’ve found that making time for art-making has been more important than ever. Especially now that we must spend so much time at home, it has proven to be a wonderful escape from the troubles of the world. Additionally, by introducing some much-needed beauty into the world, artists all over the world are helping to make the age of social distancing bearable. tea
Savannah is a beautiful city, and unfortunately, I don’t spend enough time outdoors, taking advantage of the cityscape and natural beauty of the surrounding environment. To remedy this, a friend and I have begun painting en plein air! It’s also a good opportunity for me to practice architectural rendering.
I recently took the plunge and bought an encaustic palette and the various other accoutrements needed for encaustic painting! It’s been quite the experience. I knew that encaustic wax would dry quickly, but I had no idea just how fast the wax hardens on the brush! For my next encaustic pieces, I plan to invest in some electric brush tips, to keep the wax pliable while I transfer it from the palette to the panel. The pieces below are mine, with the exception of the left-most, which was made by the one and only Veronica Primerano.
I was so honored to have my work featured in Arts on the Coast’s annual gallery show, “The Live Oak, the Marsh, & the Sea.” So many talented artists participated, and it was wonderful to see the work of other artists in the area. The work is on exhibit through September 9th, at the PhotoPoint Gallery in Richmond Hill.
My newest piece, currently on display in the gallery, is a gouache painting of Fort Frederica, a Revolutionary War site on St. Simon’s Island. It’s available for purchase, for $95.