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"

sold

 

 

 

 

 


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 when I was reading Philip Pullman's series, His Dark Materials.

The first Ghost Dog was done after our senior 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 I decided to remove them, later painting into the texture of the ghostly leafy imprints they had left behind.  More ghostly.

* I have found that stretched canvas larger than a few inches is not an ideal support for encaustic painting; the wax can crack or chip with even the most minute flexing of the fabric.  Small canvases are a bit less fragile, so I offered those I have left at discounted prices.


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