A room hung with pictures is a room hung with thoughts. Joshua Reynolds

Working now in a series of leaf forms I wanted this one to shimmer the way I saw leaves quaking on the trees outback.


The texture fascinates me.

Having been oil painting for years I have found the new medium that I'm using doubly interesting because of it's finish. The combination of beeswax, pigment and damar resin dries to a smooth, shiney surface that is enhanced by smoothing and rubbing it with my hand. Commonly called encaustic this ancient application of mixed mediums is gaining new recognition.