Monday, February 9, 2009

painting happiness...



House Built On Love   5x7
Technicolor Hood 8x8

Hi there,
I don't have too much to say today but I wanted to share my two oil painting/beeswax experiments (finally).  I painted with oil directly on maple panels, covered the painting with encaustic medium (once the paint dried), etched in the details and then filled the lines with black oil stick.  What do you think?
Thanks for all the good juju Friday evening.  I'm happy to report that two of my  paintings found new homes and there was lots of great discussion about the new documentary 
"Who Does She Think She Is?".  Many of the women at the party had attended a special screening and discussion panel with the director the night before here in Chicago (i can't believe i missed it!).  
Hope you are all starting your week on a cloud of love or rainbows!

20 comments:

eyebuzz fine art said...

Oh, I love these paintings. And I missed my local screening of Who Does She Think She Is?, too. Didn't stop me from blogging about it, though!...Just watching the trailer gave me chills.
Thanks for the peek at your work! tt

justagirl said...

I love the titles of these two, so very clever.

Sounds like and interesting technique and you have got some really lovely results.

Congrats on the two painting finding homes.

gretchenmist/belkemp said...

wow beth, the colours are so rich. they r great. congrats re sales. am typing w 1 hand, have sik toddler on my shoulder :(

tangled sky studio said...

There may be another screening here so I'm keeping tabs on the blog...
Katherine-thanks and i love your post today!
Belinda-way to make the best of it....love the short hand.

Heather Jerdee said...

Congratulations Beth on your show!!! These are so cute , I love the first one quite a bit. I so so so want to see Who Does She think She Is, but I don't think there will be any showings where I live :( but if you do get to see it, feel free to blog about the movie :)

artslice said...

These are so fun, I especially like the rainbow one!

tangled sky studio said...

heather-thanks..."wdstsi" may not be coming to your area soon but i know there is a screening of "handmade nation" happening in minneapolis...
brenda-thanks...i like the pink and red of the house built on love but isn't it everyone's dream to live on a rainbow?
Once I figure out how to build a simple frame for these they will be in my shop (probably next week sometime....)

Delwyn said...

Hello Beth - tis Delwyn. I want to say I love your work - the wax gives another dimension, of depth.

I was surprised to get your visit at my place as I had been reading your blog beforehand. - synchronicity ??

I saw you at Meri's place -(Good name for a song!)

I will keep in contact. Happy days D

Janice La Verne said...

i had no idea about the film. this is so exciting, can't wait to see it, i hopped onto their mailing list.

i love both, the bright colors, but love that pink and red together.

true value of the blog... or else how would i have known about this film.

thanks!

Delwyn said...

I have been reading back over your past posts and I must say I like you already...can I come and again...

Leililaloo said...

These paintings are really something!!!! I loooove them Beth!!!

tangled sky studio said...

Delwyn, Janice and Dana....thank you.
You are all always welcome here......
I am so happy to be a part of this creative and supportive community!

Beth said...

i love your use of color lately!

DHB said...

These are great! I love the color cominations in the first painting.

Very inspiring!

amanda blake said...

wonderful, love the first one especially, the little details on the roof and the strawberry ice cream color of pink are perfect.

rivergardenstudio said...

I love these, and how you etched in and then added black oil stick. I played with encaustics today too... Roxanne

jess gonacha said...

ack! i LOVE these! so so fantastic. ;)

justagirl said...

Hey Beth

I just read a comment you left for me in a past post about having friends coming to NZ... If they have plans of coming to Napier, let me know and I can give you my address and they can come and have a coffee or a nice cold juice.

tangled sky studio said...

thanks for ALL the great comments...i'm just about finished with a new piece I'll post tomorrow...
and katherine-my friends are headed to titiranga to visit family ( i wish i could stop in for a cold juice and visit your studio).

Mary Ann Wakeley said...

These paintings are just so full of joy and imagination. I love them both.... they make me smile big : ))