recent paintings and news

recent paintings and news

Thursday, July 14, 2011

art-making under a full moon

It is one of life's bitterest truths that bedtime so often arrives just when things are really getting interesting.  ~Lemony Snicket

Fire fly  Moon dance
encaustic on panel
6x8in, 2011, available

I have willingly surrendered myself to moonlit summer nights of art-making

And the Moon Swept Down
encaustic on panel
6x8in, 2011, available

I often think that the night is more alive and more richly coloured than the day.  ~Vincent Van Gogh

Fire fly   Moon dance
encaustic , mixed media on panel
12x15in, 2011, available

There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.

 George Carlin

‘I heard it in the wind last night
It sounded like applause
Chilly now
End of summer
No more shiny hot nights
It was just the arbutus rustling
And the bumping of the logs
And the moon swept down black water
Like an empty spotlight’
Joni Mitchell



  1. Home Run Jan! Home run.

    You know I like the window screen as a backtexture. Ain't it cool?

    Making me want to participate. Why should you have all the fun?

    Absolutely stunning work.

  2. Bill a home run?? really?? again i am basking in your positive-and hopefully gut-response
    btw, that isn't screen-although looks it--it is the rough side of masonite-panelling to be precise-you'd appreciate that i know--i also want to start working with wax/plaster-next it will be cement and peanut butter taffy paper

  3. Okay, I love these!! I'm going to have to look around for the encaustic classes around here. You have made a delicious impression and I love the moonscapes! Amazing! What a beautiful surrender, Jan.

  4. Katherine just hop on that big boat of yours and sail over-would love to share the fun -!

  5. I liked the first one, I loved the second one; the third, well, it's growing on me :)