ghost works (encaustic mixed media)

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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 #6
2008, beeswax encaustic mixed media on canvas, 6" x 6"

special sale price $50*

 

 

 

 

 


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

 

Ghost Bird #2Ghost Bird #3
2009, beeswax encaustic mixed media on 1.5" deep wood panel, 8" x 8"
$230

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statement

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

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

*I have found that stretched canvas is not an ideal support for encaustics, as the wax can crack or chip with even minute flexing of the fabric. But smaller sizes are a bit less fragile, so I offer those I have left at discounted prices.


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