My friend Karen Raus of http://www.rausphotography.com/ has been using cradle board to do encaustics utilizing her photography and paintings. I was interested in working on a surface other than paper so ordered some cradle boards from good ole Jerry’s Artarama and this is my first finished one. I love some of the mottling I can get using this material and am now working on several more.
This is a small 5″ by 7″ painting that is sold.
I am looking forward to working with this new board and have some 2 inch deep ones that I am thinking of doing a fish series on.
This weekend we were at a Memorial Service for a wonderful man and musician, Richard Lainhart. He has made some of the most incredible music and you can hear some of it here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7NMc_FQdts and at other links on YouTube and on the web. Richard was such a kind and gentle man. His wife, Caroline Meyers, was filled with such calm and composure at the Memorial that one was able to feel the serenity and love regarding the life of this man who left our world much too soon.
Another reminder to spend each day living and loving.