sketches and the beginnings of a new ecaustic painting

inspired by World Pride Toronto 2014

by deanna hutton

clay face - air drying before firing - hope it survives the kiln!

by deanna hutton

over a month…

wow, hard to believe i’ve had a concussion for over a month now… haven’t been able to do much… no reading, tv, work, art, driving, and minimal computer time… must say that audio books have been keeping me sane… feeling a bit better each week… didn’t have a headache yesterday… definite progress!

i’ve had much time to think and the quote below struck a chord… i have been forced to step back and let things flow… and everything has worked out okay… time to create more art and less thinking… a new journey begins…

dee

If you allow yourself to be the person that you are, then everything will come into rhythm. If you live the life you love, you will receive shelter and blessings. Sometimes the great famine of blessing in and around us derives from the fact that we are not living the life we love, rather we are living the life that is expected of us. We have fallen out of rhythm with the secret signature and light of our own nature.
John O’Donohue, Anam Cara

"untitled" - deanna hutton
6 x 12 - drywall compound + encaustic + oil paint on birch panel

"untitled" - deanna hutton

6 x 12 - drywall compound + encaustic + oil paint on birch panel

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… experimenting with drywall compound on cradled panels as a base for my encaustic paintings… lots of fun getting my hands gucky again… think i might apply watercolour paint first before the wax… so many options!

dee 

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…the sunshine infused me with a burst of energy today… enough to make a funky candle holder from a chunk of our christmas tree that was still hanging around…  feels soooo good to work with my hands again… the slow thaw of spring is definitely helping my inner energy begin to flow… hibernation is over… hurray!
dee

…the sunshine infused me with a burst of energy today… enough to make a funky candle holder from a chunk of our christmas tree that was still hanging around…  feels soooo good to work with my hands again… the slow thaw of spring is definitely helping my inner energy begin to flow… hibernation is over… hurray!

dee

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…was at the AGO on wednesday and took this photo from within Frank Gehry’s architecturally awesome curving staircase… love how the snow is the perfect backdrop showcasing the shadows of the trees…
dee

…was at the AGO on wednesday and took this photo from within Frank Gehry’s architecturally awesome curving staircase… love how the snow is the perfect backdrop showcasing the shadows of the trees…

dee

"love’s labyrinth" - deanna hutton
12 x 16 - encaustic + paper + ink + shellac burn on cradled panel

"love’s labyrinth" - deanna hutton

12 x 16 - encaustic + paper + ink + shellac burn on cradled panel

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… went to this exhibit at the AGO today… very inspiring… loved it!

dee

photo transfer…

…had fun yesterday experimenting with photo transfer and encaustic… lots of patience and deep breaths… am very happy with the results!  

dee

"eye of the storm" - deanna hutton
image of tree - nancy donaldson
12 x 12 - encaustic + photo transfer on recycled particleboard

"eye of the storm" - deanna hutton

image of tree - nancy donaldson

12 x 12 - encaustic + photo transfer on recycled particleboard

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just created an artist profile on Artsicle… very excited at the possibility of my work being seen internationally!

dee

new year, new look…

while updating my blog, one wrong click and now i have a whole new look… the universe works in mysterious ways…   :)

dee