Sunday, June 16, 2013

Marble and Granite Tile Paintings

"Jack" - Oil on granite, 4x4".
Here are a few more tile paintings - these are mainly study and practice for me, doing some still life and animal studies, but I'm really enjoying how they are turning out as well.  I'm finding it really enjoyable to explore different types of surfaces to paint on, as each imparts its own unique texture to the painting.  These three are varnished and ready to go! 

"Yale" - Oil on marble, 4x4".
Shell - Oil on marble, 4x4".
Tile backs, left to right: "Yale", "Shell", "Jack"

Friday, June 14, 2013

Fine Wood Pendants

Thanks to everyone for the great response to the handpainted pendants!  It's been quite an adventure putting 3 distinct techniques - woodworking, fine wirewrapping, and miniature painting - together to make these. 

Because some of the reclaimed hardwood pieces I have are so intriguing by themselves, I am also starting to make some unpainted pendants that will show off the beauty of these wood pieces.

Each has been finely sanded and is bordered by a silver-filled wirewrap. If you are interested in purchasing a pendant, please feel free to contact me directly.