encaustic mixed media
It seems like much of this country is hunkering down for a deep freeze. It was pretty cold today in Maryland, but nothing like the winters that we are used to in Chicago. And from what I hear it is really, really cold there this week. Like, I can't even imagine how cold it feels. I actually love winter. I love the snow and the bare branched trees. I like wearing sweaters and legwarmers and cooking over a hot stove. But below zero temps is no fun. Especially with wind chill. Brrrr. Hope everyone stays safe and warm.
This was officially the last painting I made in 2013. I was actually working on a 30x40 inch painting, painting loosely and abstractly. But right next to it, I had this panel that I've had in progress for many months. And I worked on both on that last day in the studio, going from one to the other. It's seems counter intuitive to work this in such contrasts in both size and style. But I often do that.