Monday, June 27, 2016

"The Gift"

D.M. Le Bris Copyright 2016

At times I find these lovely gifts 
of colorful feathers trapped on a branch.
I collect them and keep them 
as if they were treasures. 

Encaustic and Mixed Media
on Birch Panel.
6"x 6"

Sunday, June 12, 2016

"Another Blue Bird"

D.M. Le Bris Copyright 2016

Just saw another Blue Bird.

Encaustic and Mixed Media
on Birch Panel
7"x 5"

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

"A Little Music"

D.M. Le Bris Copyright 2016

Spent the morning experimenting with mixed media.
Listening to the birds chirping in my garden.
This is what I came up with....
It reminds me of a medieval garden.

Encaustic and Mixed Media
on Birch Panel
5"x 5"

Friday, June 3, 2016

"Paris Que J' Aime"

D.M. Le Bris Copyright 2016

Paris is flooded 
so are other parts of France.
Thinking of them 
I made this mini-encaustic.

Encaustic and Mixed Media
on Birch panel
5"x 5"

AVAILABLE

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

"Libellules"

D.M. Le Bris Copyright 2016

Dragonflies are so beautiful!
There are so many colorful varieties
 flying in my garden, near our pond, 
including them in my paintings
 seems very natural to me.

Encaustic and Mixed Media
on Birch panel
5"x 5"

AVAILABLE

Monday, May 30, 2016

"Blue Bird in My Garden #3"

D.M. Le Bris Copyright 2016

I love blue birds and I try new ways 
to attract them to my garden. 
Wild flowers, bird houses...

This new painting, with all its wax layers, 
is my way to show these birds 
in their magestic beauty. 

Encaustic (Bee's Wax and Mixed Media)
on Birch Panel.

5" x 5" 
SOLD

Sunday, May 29, 2016

"Blue Bird #2"

D.M. Le Bris Copyright 2016

The good weather is back....so are colorful birds.
Another blue bird in my garden.

Encaustic and Mixed Media
on birch panel
5"x 5"


AVAILABLE
For purchase visit this link

  http://www.dailypaintworks.com/artists/danielle-m-le--bris-2496/artwork

Monday, February 8, 2016

"Cockatiel and Butterflies"

D.M. Le Bris Copyright 2015

This commission was done for a patron 
whose cockatiel passed away.
He wanted to remember it surrounded by butterfllies.
This is the image I created for him.
He was very pleased with the painting and 
I was happy my creation made him smile.  

Encaustic and Mixed Media
on Birch Panel
7"x 5"
SOLD


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Winner - 3rd Place

D.M. Le Bris Copyright 2015

I am very happy to learn that my "Owl In My Garden"
 won the 3rd place in Daily Paintworks Contest. 
Such a nice surprise!


   

Sunday, November 15, 2015

"Going West"

D.M. Le Bris Copyright 2015

I just added this encaustic painting "Going West" 
to my DailyPaintWorks gallery.

10"x 10"
Encaustic on Birch panel
Bee's Wax and Mixed Media
AVAILABLE
One can find it here:

Friday, November 13, 2015

"Hummingbird In My Garden"

D.M. Le Bris Copyright 2015

Here is another hummingbird painting for my 
"Birds In My Garden" series.
Once again I am playing with depth and colors.

5"x 5"
Encaustic on Birch panel
Bee's wax and Mixed Media
SOLD

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

"An Owl in My Garden"

D.M. Le Bris Copyright 2015

There is an owl in my garden...
I hear it every evening calling to his mate.
Early in the morning his sits, 
on a branch, facing my front door.
Is he waiting for me to say "Good Morning"?

7" x 5"
Encaustic on Birch panel
Bee's Wax and Mixed Media
SOLD


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

"Blue Bird In My Garden"

 D.M. Le Bris Copyright 2015

Atmosphere...
Dramatic Depth...
Colors...
That is what I wanted to accomplish
while working on this mini encaustic painting.
I am happy with it!

5"x 5"
Encaustic on Birch panel
Bee's Wax and Mixed Media
SOLD

Saturday, October 31, 2015

"Cardinal"

D.M. Le Bris Copyright 2015

Native American lore says 
if a cardinal crosses your path or attracts your attention, 
there may be a romantic relationship in your near future.
They are magnificent birds!
This is the first time that I include it in one of my paintings.

5"x 5"
Encaustic on Birch panel
Bee's Wax and Mixed Media
SOLD

Thursday, October 29, 2015

"Hummingbirds Paradise"

D.M. Le Bris Copyright 2015

As the weather is getting colder
I am remembering warmer days!
I love hummingbirds flying in my yard 
during summer months!
I recreated that moment 
by creating this very decorative piece.
I smiled during the whole process.

5" x 5"
Encaustic on Birch panel
Bee's wax and Mixed Media
SOLD

Sunday, October 25, 2015

"The Blue Bird"

D.M. Le Bris Copyright 2015

The weather is getting cooler and 
for the first time, this fall, 
I made a fire in my wood stove.
Dreaming of Spring and Summer
I created this blue bird painting.
 I decided to play around with the wax layering effect...
I think this painting shows how the wax can create magical depth. 

5"x 5"
Encaustic on Birch Panel
Bee's wax and Mixed Media
SOLD

Friday, October 9, 2015

Fall Foliage Art Studio Tour

Fall Foliage Art Studio Tour is around the corner....
This coming Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm.
Twenty five artists will open their studio to the visitors.
For a map and directions visit
www.fallfoliageartstudiotour.com
I'll have some delicious refreshments, 
 great conversation and of course
beautiful art to look at and enjoy...
Bring friends and family.
It is kids friendly.
Everyone is welcome









Wednesday, September 30, 2015

"Le Concert"

D.M. Le Bris Copyright 2015

Another mini encaustic!
I am on a roll...
I still need two more minis
for the upcoming Columbus Day Weekend Open Studios. 
I am concentrating on layers.

5" x 5"
Encaustic and Mixed Media on Birch Panel
SOLD

Friday, September 25, 2015

"Let's Save the Bees"

D.M. Le Bris Copyright 2015

Let's save the bees...
A brand new mini encaustic...
I am getting ready for the "Fall Foliage Art Studio Tour".
This event is taking place on Columbus Day Weekend.
October 10th and 11th from 10am-5pm.
Twenty five artists are opening their studio to the public.
To see the map and videos of artists' work go to:
www.fallfoliageartstudiotour.com

5" x 5"
Encaustic and Mixed Media on Birch Panel
SOLD

Saturday, September 19, 2015

"Alice in the Rose Garden"

D.M. Le Bris Copyright 2015

Today I decided to try something fun
with one of my last mini encaustic.
I added a whimsical stamp to my "Rose Garden" painting.
It made me smile...

5" X 5"
Encaustic and Mixed Media on Birch panel
SOLD

Monday, September 7, 2015

"Let's Catch Mr. Fox"

D.M. Le Bris Copyright 2015

Another of my narrative painting!
At times I enjoy telling a story.
Here Mr. Fox is hiding from the hounds.
I did have load of fun working on this painting.

12" x 9"
 Encaustic on Birch Panel
Bee's wax, oil pigments, transfers, collage,
shellac inks and burnt shellac.
SOLD

Thursday, September 3, 2015

"Rose Garden"

D.M. Le Bris Copyright 2015

This small encaustic painting
was inspired by the French tapestries.
I have been fascinated by tapestries for many years 
and wanted to create a series recalling
that old decorative art form.

5" X 5"
Encaustic and Mixed Media on Birch panel
Work in progress

Monday, June 15, 2015

"The Boy and the Fish #4"

D.M. Le Bris Copyright 2015

This is the 4th version of the boy and the fish theme. 
I created them for a collector enthralled with the sea, 
nautical instruments and the boy on the fish. 
This collector finally chose the 12" x 9" version 
which is pictured further down the page.
Doing this theme exercise has made me look at ancient maps
and directed me toward a new series inspired by these old maps.

10" x 10"
Encaustic on Birch panel
Bee's wax, oil pigments, transfer,
collage and burnt shellac
AVAILABLE

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

"The Boy and the Fish #3"

D.M. Le Bris Copyright 2015

This is a commission and the third version of a theme:
the boy and the fish.
I enjoyed creating different versions of this little guy
in different environments.

10" x 10"
Encaustic on Birch Panel
Bee's wax, oil pigments, transfers,
collage and burnt shellac 
AVAILABLE 
in my DailyPaintWorks Gallery

http://www.dailypaintworks.com/artists/danielle-m-le--bris-2496/artwork

Monday, May 18, 2015

"Flutters"

D.M.Le Bris Copyright 2015

I am experimenting a bit more with encaustic, 
playing with the transparency of the wax and textures.

12" x 9"
Encaustic on Birch Panel
Bee's wax, oil pigments, transfers, collage,
shellac inks and burnt shellac.
SOLD

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

"Earth Tapestry #4"

D.M. Le Bris Copyright 2015

This painting was finished today and
 I do not have a title for it yet.
The inspiration came after reading a book on French tapestries.
I am particularly fond of "The Lady and the Unicorn".

8"x 8"
Encaustic on Birch Panel
Hot bee's wax, oil pigments, shellac inks, transfers and burnt shellac
AVAILABLE 

One can find it here:
http://www.dailypaintworks.com/artists/danielle-m-le--bris-2496/artwork

Saturday, April 11, 2015

"The Boy and The Fish #2"

Thinking of Spring.....
Winter was much too long and dreadful this year!!! 
Here is one of the encaustic paintings,
done in the dead of winter!
I do not have a title for this painting yet.

 D.M. Le Bris Copyright 2015

Encaustic on Birch Panel
12" x 9" 
Bee's wax, oil pigments, India Ink, transfers, burnt shellac 
SOLD

Friday, May 9, 2014

The show is up.....44 paintings to fill the large space. 
 I started at 10:30am and finished at 3:30pm. 
I am slightly tired.... I think I'll sleep well tonight!
Tomorrow is the opening 2:00pm-4:00pm. 
Got some nice cheese, fruits and cookies 
but NO WINE is allowed in the space. 
We'll have fun anyway.....

Thursday, May 8, 2014

"Crow's Revenge"

D.M. Le Bris Copyright 2014

I just finished the last painting for my "Dreamscapes" show.
 I thought I would play with one of Jean de La Fontaine's Fable 
"Le Corbeau et le Renard" The crow and the Fox. 
I always wondered: 
Would the Crow seek revenge after the Fox grabbed his cheese? 
I came up with this.....The fox hunt! 
I had so much fun doing this encaustic painting!
A bit of humor helps!
 It chases away the stress 
after working so hard to get this show ready!

Encaustic on 18" x 18" Birch panel
Bee's wax, colored pigments, India Ink, transfers, burnt shellac

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Encaustic Paintings Exhitition

My show at the Hancock Library, in NH, is coming up.
I am excited and nervous at the same time.
I am still working on one painting which should be finished by Thursday.
I am hanging the show on Friday.
I'll take some photos of the set up and post them here
 sometimes next week.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

"Dreamscape #1"

D.M. Le Bris Copyright 2014

I am preparing for a one person show, from May 10th to June 18th.
My work will be exhibited at the Hancock Library,
Daniels room, in Hancock, NH.
The theme is dreamscapes. 
This encaustic painting on panel, is the first of the series.
Through the winter, I have been experimenting with new techniques, 
always with the bee's wax, colored pigments, India inks,
burnt shellac and carving into the wax.
The carving is a wonderful addition to my paintings. 
It reminds me a lot of etching, which I also love.
I used a pigment stick to fill in the grooves.
It creates a relief which adds dimension
and texture to the wax surface.

Encaustic on 18" x 18" Birch panel
Bee's wax, colored pigments, India inks, burnt shellac,
oil sticks and carving.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

"Coquelicots"

D.M. Le Bris Copyright 2014

Encaustic on 16"x16" Birch Panel
Bee's wax, colored pigments, India ink, transfer and burnt shellac.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

"Blue Bird"

D.M. Le Bris Copyright 2014

Very soon, Spring will be here!

Encaustic on Birch Panel
Bee's wax, colored pigments, India ink, transfer and burnt shellac
SOLD

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

"Trois Oiseaux"

D.M. Le Bris Copyright 2014

More snow storms coming our way, 
In my studio I am dreaming of Spring,
the sun, colorful birds, blue skies
and flowers everywhere in my garden.
I spend my days in my creative space,
 working on my bird series.
These small encaustic paintings will be part of my upcoming show
at the Hancock's Library, in NH,
during the month of May.
But I'll talk about this event, when the time comes.

Encaustic on Birch Panel
Bee's wax, colored pigments, India ink, transfer and burnt shellac.
SOLD

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

"Blue Bird and Lotus Pods"

D.M. Le Bris Copyright 2014

Another long Winter!
Snow storms, ice storms!
 I am beginning to long for Spring.
 I just finished this encaustic painting today.
Dreaming, wishing for the blue birds in my garden.

Encaustic on panel.
Bee's wax, colored pigments, burnt shellac and transfer.
SOLD

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

"Flight of the Heron"

D.M. Le Bris Copyright 2013

Many heron land in our small pond during Spring, Summer and Fall.
Yesterday during the snow storm I was thinking of them, 
flying over our house, 
looking for a path through the trees to land safely into the pond.
They are so beautiful! I fell in love with these majestic birds.
I am always excited to watch them standing still,
getting ready to catch a frog or a fish,
almost invisible as they blend into the brush.
Now, my binoculars sit idle on the table,
waiting for Spring to return.
Until then, during this winter,
I will make a series of paintings celebrating their flight.
"The Flight" is the first of the series.

Encaustic on panel
Bee's wax, colored pigments, transfer, collage and burnt shellac.

Sold

Monday, November 4, 2013

"NH Open Doors" weekend

 
D.M. Le Bris Copyright 2013

For the firs time, I participated in the NH Open Doors weekend.
I didn't know what to expect 
as I shared my good friend Jessie Pollock's studio. 
Jessie is also an encaustic painter and extremely talented.
I was happily surprised 
to see that a good number of visitors came to visit us on both days.
The weather was sunny and cool 
but perfect for a drive in the country.  
People came from different part of New England 
and were very curious about the encaustic process.
I did enjoy sharing and describing this ancient technique with them.
By the end of the weekend 
I sold four paintings including this large encaustic, displayed above,
which I titled "Brume Matinale".
It was one of my favorite encaustic piece 
and I was a bit sad to see it go.
Our creations are like our children in a way 
and I felt like my child went away!

Encaustic on panel
Bee's wax,  colored pigments, collage, transfer, burned shellac
16" x 16"

 Sold

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Maupiti Island, work in progress

D.M. Le Bris Copyright 2013

I am still working on this encaustic piece.
When I study it I feel that it needs more texture,
particularly at the bottom of the painting.
I have to be careful as I tend to overdo it!

This image came to me from a memory.
During my trip to French Polynesia,
alone, I visited this tiny island not far from Bora Bora. 
I rented an old bicycle and spent the day admiring
and exploring the island's wild beauty.
The wind on my face felt very refreshing as I peddled away.
My lungs were filled with the scented air,
wild flowers surrounding me caressed me with their rare perfume.
I felt free and happy.
I never wanted that bicycle ride to end!
Often I recall that particular day...

Encaustic on Panel
Bee's wax, colored pigments, shellac, transfer
16" x 16"

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Brume Matinale

D.M. Le Bris Copyright 2013

I have been experimenting with textures on my encaustic paintings.
Brume Matinale (Morning Mist) has many wax layers, 
crevasses and pleasant transparencies.
I can't wait to work on my next experiment!

Encaustic on panel
16" x 16"

Sold

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Why do you like Bansky?

 It is very interesting to see what people feel 
when looking at the new Bansky silhouette,
in New York City. 
Watch this video....
Do you agree with the thoughts expressed?

Monday, October 21, 2013

At Home With Louise Bourgeois

This is an article about Louise Bourgeois. 
I wanted to share it with all of you. 
She was quite an interesting woman and artist!
Let me know what you think about this article!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Torch and Palette Studios

The "Torch and Palette Studios" gallery is now on Facebook.   
Classes, workshops and event will be posted regularly. 
Come visit and like "Torch and Palette Studios".

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Open Studio 2013


I took this video to share my paintings and sculptures 
by Gerry Friedman exhibited during the Open Studio.
We had a great turnout of wonderful art lovers.
I had a great time!
Enjoy your visit! :)
 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Fall Foliage Art Studio Tour

New work in encaustic - on panel

Encaustic - on paper
Once again, I am participating in the Fall Foliage Art Studio Tour.
Come experience a glorious weekend of Fine art and fall foliage 
in the Monadnock region of New Hampshire. 
Artists open their studios for a self-guided tour showcasing 
sculpture, painting, drawing, jewelry, fiber, photography, 
glass, pottery, wood turning and fine furniture.
Go to www.fallfoliageartstudiotour.com for artist's videos and map.