8/26/09

New Works In Progress

Detail from work in progress - full image below


I have been going nonstop in the studio preparing for my November show and the work is coming along nicely. The images I am posting here are all works in progress and will likely be unrecognizable by the time I am done with them. I want to scratch, splatter and distress them a bit but I love it when they are at this unadulterated zen stage.

Not yet titled - work in progress - encaustic - 20" x 24"

Not yet titled - work in progress

My solo show will feature encaustic works, mixed media on canvas and,for the first time, some porcelain works that tie in with the paintings. The ceramics are being fired now so if all goes well in these early stages I will included them – fingers crossed. I am so excited to be expanding into a new medium – scary but thrilling.


Not yet titled triptych - encaustic w/mixed media- 24" x 72"



Detail from above landscape



The jury is still out on this one ?

11 comments:

Nancy Natale said...

This work looks great! I love the paint crawling (I guess you would call it) on the surface. The textures are really rich and appealing.

Alicia Tormey said...

Thanks for commenting Nancy - The paint does crawl and all I do is chase it around!

Leslie Avon Miller said...

I love the spaces, like air pockets.

Alicia Tormey said...

Thank you Leslie - I am so excited about this new work.

layers said...

I see you are from Seattle, I am north on Camano Island. I love your nature based encaustics. I took two workshops on encaustics but have not tried them at home. I highly recommend the Target Practice exhibit at SAM.

Alicia Tormey said...

Hi Layers – Thank you for the SAM show recommendation. It’s on my short list of shows. I can’t wait to put a nail into the Yoko Ono installation. Never thought I could say that I collaborated with Yoko Ono on anything. I just saw the show, Uber Portrait, that’s at the Bellevue art museum. I plan to do a blog post about my favorite pieces. It’s small compared to the SAM show but worth the journey.

layers said...

Yes, I did see your nest paintings, very nice. And I see that our titles are often similar or the same. It looks like I have to make a trip to the Bellevue art museum. I was in London in June and went to their National Portrait gallery and saw the most fantastic contemporary portrait show with Gerhardt Richter portraits as the icing on the cake.

Flo said...

Love your works in progress! I also like to chase the wax. I laugh when I read that the hard part of encaustics is to not disturb layers. I like to disturb and see what happens.

Alicia Tormey said...

Flo - What a great name for someone who works with wax! I love to disturb the layers too - Find those happy accidents and celebrate them is my mantra!

Thea Schrack said...

I'm pretty inthralled with your new work, this one included. Have you ever seen the Illustrated volumes "British Sea-Weeds" 1872. Endless inspiring forms!!!
Best to you and the upcoming show.

Alicia Tormey said...

Thanks so much Thea! I am going to look up the British Sea-Weeds right now!