24 x 24 inches 2017
Encaustic and mixed media on wooden panel
Overlooking the frozen lake, a lone pine stands watch, resilient in the wind. Shaped, but not broken, it witnesses the passing seasons.
This painting consists of many layers, the icy sky and lake lay frozen in the background, while the viewer's attention is drawn to the lone pine in the foreground. The painting process moved from the heat of flowing paint, using a brush and heat gun to manipulate the paint (beeswax, resin and pigment) then progressing to sharp details and contrast through the use of a hot iron and the addition of string and birch bark.