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!


1 comment:

  1. Beautiful pictures! Miley and Company are here all summer but there is plenty of room for everyone including very talented photographers!