This past weekend was full of friends, laughter, love, live music, art, and nature. I am going through more changes in my life, who knew being 25 is such a ride! I have been working with pure color in my acrylics which I believe stems from my encaustic color palette. These two paintings were inspired by the Monterey Bay, ocean life, and my seaside oozing candles.
I have also been doing some demo work and creating new encaustic paintings out of it. It feels great. So from this...to that.
So each morning this weekend I woke up and turned on the wok, heating up the hot plate for a morning painting session feels so amazing, and is a great way to start every morning. After the painting, I went out to Carmel to The Sunshine Freestyle Surfabout. I had an amazing time, just hanging out, watching some of the best surfers do their thing and enjoying my friends company while soaking up the sun. There are just a few shots from the beachie days. I also caught my friend Nic Coury (whose blog you can reach by the tabs on the right side of my blog, photographicNIC) taking some GREAT shots with his amazing lenses.
And with that beautiful sunset away I went.
On Sunday my encaustic friend Allyson Malek had an opening at the Haute Enchilada in Moss Landing. This Art Gallery space is run by this group of artists. I went to go check her work and her new space out. It is always so nice to see Allyson, she is so lovely. She has been working so hard since she has been back from Nebraska. I love her new work. Allyson and I are gearing up to teach encaustic workshops together in the Carmel Valley area. Dates soon to follow.
From Moss landing to Carmel Beach. This day was a little chiller and the fog came in fast and we weren't able to watch the sunset, but we watched the fog roll in.
On my way back home I ran into some roses which was a nice way to end the weekend.