Ghost Works

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Ghost Bird #2Ghost Bird #2
2009, beeswax encaustic mixed media on canvas, 6" x 6"
sold

 

Ghost Dog #3Ghost Dog #3
2008, beeswax encaustic mixed media on canvas, 6" x 6"
sold

 

Ghost Dog #3Ghost Dog #5
2008, beeswax encaustic mixed media on canvas, 6" x 6"

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Ghost Bird #1Ghost Bird #1
2008, beeswax encaustic mixed media on canvas, 6" x 6"
sold

 

Ghost Bird #2Ghost Bird #3 (daemon)
2009, encaustic and oils on 1.5" deep cradled wood panel, 8" x 8"
$230

 

 

 

 

 

 


I started painting ghost dogs and birds while reading Philip Pullman's series, His Dark Materials.

The first Ghost Dog was done soon after our senior dog was euthanized, and we had just adopted our newest pound puppy; I donated this to a fund-raising event (the painting, not the puppy!).  "Ghost Bird #1" originally had real ginko leaves embedded into the wax, but I decided to remove them, later painting into the texture of the ghostly leafy imprints they had left behind.  More ghostly.

* I found through experimentation that stretched canvases which are larger than a few inches across are not an ideal support for encaustic painting: the wax can crack or chip with even the most minute flexing of the fabric, unless the canvas is mounted to a more sturdy and rigid support.


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