Sunday, July 26, 2009

My photo encaustics at Seaside Sisters

On Saturday I made the trip out to Tybee Island to meet with Diane Kaufman, who purchased several of my photo encaustics for the funky little shop on Rt. 80, Seaside Sisters. Diane also ordered some larger encaustic pieces and asked me to bring in a collection of my cards as well.

So if your shopping on Tybee please check out my work - and the work of other artists - at Seaside Sisters.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sunday Morning Musings

I set my alarm clock for 6:30 a.m. and finally tumbled out of bed at 7, headed for the beach and the back river. I am determined to get more shots of undulating dune fencing - my current obsession.

I ended up on Inlet Avenue, which spills out onto a pile of Hobe Cats clustered on the shore of the river. The sun was higher than I would have liked, but the light was still soft as was the cool breeze.

The green, tossled caps of grasses - nourished by the frequent rain storms - contrast wonderfully with the gray fencing and blue skies. These soft images should make good encaustics, I think.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Tybee's Back River Beckons

The weather channel promised a morning of clear skies so I made the trip across the low-tide marshes to Tybee at 7 o'clock this morning.

I drove back to Chatham St., sultry and sticky with buzzing mosquitos and gnats, and followed the path out to the river.

I was pleasantly caught off guard by the cool, gentle breeze - so refreshing as it whipped up the beach. The morning was perfect for taking a few photos in the soft early light. How sweet is the summer!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Good Things Happening!

The summer days are clicking by at a steady, unstoppable pace. The A/C is humming constantly as I try to remove the humidity from the air - that troublesome moisture renders pesky little bubbles in my layers of encaustic. I end up scraping them away in frustration!

Now that Miley Cyrus has left Tybee (the movie-making is over for the summer, it seems), the entire island is once more open for photographic exploration. The heat and sudden summer downpours can be problematic, but I've made a few successful trips to the coast this month, and I'll be turning some of those images into a series of photo encaustics. I'm particularly happy with some shots I took of the rustic docks along Horse Pen Creek. They are not the beach scenes I expected that day, but I'm very pleased with the sleepy quality they convey. The first encaustic, Horse Pen Creek View I, is upon the photo encaustic page.

I have more images of Tybee, including some of turn-of-the-century, beach-front cottages, which I will be working on in the coming weeks.

Good news! The Savannah Morning News (Islands Close Up) will be running a story about my photo encaustic process in their July 15 issue. I was very excited and honored to be interviewed and I'm looking forward to the story appearing this coming week. My good friend, Richard Leo Johnson, was very kind to offer to take professional photographs of my work, and one of those photos will be appearing along with the article. I feel very fortunate for this exposure.
Please check out the photo encaustic page - the new images of my encaustics taken by Richard are now on view. I am blessed with wonderful friends.

To coordinate with the publication of the article, I will be adding new pieces of artwork to my display at The Honey House (The Savannah Bee Store) on Broughton Street this week.

Hopefully, some of you will be able to stop by the store if you are downtown. I'm grateful for all of your support!