“Brilliant” Project – Day 4

“A good artist lets his intuition lead him wherever it wants.” –Lao Tzu.

By now, it should be apparent that “Day 4” does not necessarily mean 24 hours after “Day 3.” Although I pretty much do something creative every day, it doesn’t mean I’m actually painting every day.
Last weekend, for instance, Nard and I went mountain biking up at Rampart Reservoir. I carried a few tomboy sketch pens and a small sketchbook in my backpack. I encourage each of you to do at least one thing for your creative self every day.


Spring Aspens. Hand-made book by Jeng Studios.

Back to the project! The panels are all primed with 6 layers of encaustic medium. Next step, allow my intuition freedom to play. Large, gestural mark making with red oil pastel and black india ink.




After the ink has dried, I began pulling out whatever odd stencils and other objects collected for use “someday.” I’m determined to use ’em, or lose ’em!

Listening to a book on tape titled “10% Happier” while I work. I’m interested in giving my imagination as much time as it wants to play with building a complex under-painting with this piece.  Knowing most of it will eventually be buried.  Purposefully delaying the joy of applying paint with abandon, my usual process for beginning a painting.

Being patient with the building-up, with the time it takes to create history for this piece. Using things up, such as the workshop-worn metallic tape. Scribble, scribble.. make some marks.


“Brilliant” at end of Day 4.

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2 Responses to “Brilliant” Project – Day 4

  1. Elayne Vogel says:

    WONDERFUL! I’m loving your descriptions and pics of your process!

    XOXOX Elayne

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  2. Sheary, I love the passion of this medium. Each day ‘downloading’ the images and each layer adds to the dimensions of the passion expressed. Only you can know when the ‘concretization’ and integration is complete! I hope I can try this sometime!

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