Saturday, August 20, 2011

SOLD! . . Two encaustic paintings

I just found out that the two encaustic paintings (below), that I had in an exhibition at River Gallery in Chelsea, MI, have sold . . BOTH!!


No. 1, Semiotic Series
14 x 14 encaustic, oil, and mixed medium on panel

No. 2, Semiotic Series
12 x 12 encaustic, oil, and mixed medium on panel

As a re-emerging artist (relocating from the east back to my "home and birthplace" state) this is just the "shot in the arm" that I needed. I sold work when I lived in the east, but have only been really active (working daily) here in MI for the past year. I've realized that it will take me a while to get the kind of painting I want on oil and cold wax. Somewhow I've been having an "inner urging" to go large in encaustic, and I think these sales may be a kind of confirmation to act on that "inner urging".

I wasn't able to finish the collage and acrylic I had been working on (24 x 24) for entry into another show. I have SO many ideas brewing in my head fueled by viewing a lot of art on the web. I just got a book on using plaster on panel (encaustic can also be painted on a plaster surface) and other surfaces. Paintings with cement have intrigued me. I had thought plaster might be a good substitute. 

So . . back to encaustic. My last encaustic post here will probably be one of a series of at least 4, but I have a BIG urge to tackle the large cradled panels, that have been propped up around my studio, with encaustic (beeswax, resin, and pigment).

23 comments:

  1. Congratulations on selling the two encaustic paintings. Beautiful compositions.
    I love the color scheme.

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  2. congrats on 2 sales.. especially in this economy-- I have done some encaustic as well... love the wax look and your encaustics are wonderful.

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  3. Heartfelt Congratulations Jann!! If I were a dog I would be wagging my tail off. Beautiful work!

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  4. Congratulations! Well deserved.

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  5. Two Strong pieces in the gateway to your journey,Unlocking your Dreaming. Love the Symbols

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  6. Brilliant artworks - and it's wonderful to get that confirmation of selling your work showing that you are on the right track.

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  7. this is wonderful! How inspired and affirmed you must feel on the path you are taking with your art! Brava.

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  8. I just realized you have Neutral Notes at Tumblr.. I love your tumblr site as I am into neutral notes BIG time... keep it going!

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  9. .... and why wouldn't they have sold? They are gorgeous... congratulations.

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  10. Hi Donna . . thank you much!

    Hi Robyn . . Yes, yesterday I was "waggin my tail" for sure! . . and with a big smile on my face! Thank you!

    Hi Lynn . . Thank you so much!

    Hi David . . Thank you! Thanks for coming by and commenting. Guess someone else likes symbols and circles too!

    Hi Sue . . Thank you so much!

    Hi Suki . . I SURE was delighted! And "affirming" . . so true . . felt like a "nod" from the Universe.

    Donna . . yep . . I'm neutralnotes on tumblr. Thank you for your support on that site. I recently had an "issue" with an artist whose work I posted, but I going to "keep-on-keeping-on"!

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  11. Hi Jo . . Thank you so much! They had a pretty heft price due to LOTS of work!

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  12. Congratulations. Bold, strong pieces always sell! Ahh, YOU are Neutral Notes! Great tumblr.

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  13. Hello Don . . thank you and thank you!!

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  14. Hi Art at Chesterbrook . . thank you and thank you for topping by and commenting!

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  15. Jann-- A hearty bravo to you on your sales! Yes, although we claim to create because of our passion, it is always marvelous to have someone confirm that passion. Enjoy!

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  16. Jann, Blissful Bohemian here, congrats on the sales, it always feels so good! Lovely pieces.
    Thank you for your comment on my blog tonight. Happy to meet you. xoxo

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  17. Congratulations Jann! I'm not supprised they both sold. I could see these in my place too... I am drawn to the symbolic nature within them. Yep, follow your inner urgings!

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  18. JG - agree with Kim not surprised at all that both these sold - great work - love what you are doing with the encaustic and the layering but also the structuredness appeals to me; and the compact squares make for intimate viewing and seeking the built in meaning. B

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  19. Kim and Barry . . thank you both . . VERY much. Your kind support is much appreciated!!! . . . "inner urgings" . . YeS! to that Kim. And Barry . . the "structuredness" is something that seems to want to come "out" of me, and that I'm surprised with but am going with.

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  20. wonderful to hear, that you sold these beautiful paintings ...And nice to hear that you are full of ideas :)

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  21. Well of course they sold- they are beautiful! And your blog looks amazing Jann~

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