Sometimes I like the raw texture before fusing (here, above) as much as the smoother finish after fusing.
Palette-cleansing black and white...
The smaller now has another neutral added.
The larger painting below, in its beginning stages, has a mysterious ghostly appeal. The white is in fact encaustic gesso and not paint.
My illuminated palette in late afternoon...I'm using a combo of sunlight and incandescent.
Even here in south Texas, the light is getting noticeably lower as the days grow slightly shorter. In the studio, I've been having to use incandescent light in the afternoon now, despite the relentless sunshine.
On artist Joanne Mattera's Facebook page, she asked friends what they plan to do when incandescent light bulbs are phased out by 2014. I'm hoarding them! In our garage is a growing supply of good old-fashioned incandescent bulbs, which I use in the studio. The light from CFL bulbs is terrible for washing out colors.