Wednesday, April 4, 2018

"Le Jardin"

D.M. Le Bris©2018

I have always been fascinated by gardens
 hidden behind walls. 
I saw them in France and in England as a child. 
So much mystery! 
 In my studio, I painted this encaustic painting
 drawing upon my memories. 
I used encaustic (hot bee's wax and mixed media) 
oil pigments, imagery, drawing, 
tree stamp/seal and many layers of wax. 

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

This painting is AVAILABLE on
The DAILY PAINTWORKS website.
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Friday, January 5, 2018

"Love Birds"

D.M. Le Bris ©2017

The snow covers the ground, 
the wind is howling and the temperature is below zero...
I am longing for warmer weather,
in my garden,
 where I can listen and watch
all the beautiful, colorful birds.
In my studio I created this painting
 while thinking
of the yellow finches of summer's past.

Encaustic and Mixed Media
on Cradled Birch Panel

5" x 5"

This painting is AVAILABLE on DAILY PAINTWORKS
Follow the link below.
https://www.dailypaintworks.com/artists/danielle-m-le--bris-2496/artwork

OR
Also AVAILABLE in my ETSY Shop
Follow the link below.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

"Libellules"

D.M. Le Bris ©2017

I have a small pond in my backyard. 
During the summer I can enjoy watching the delicate dragonflies 
flying gracefuly above the water. 
 They come in many shape, form and colors. 
They were my inspiration for this encaustic painting I titled "Libellules" 
which is the French translation for Dragonflies.

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

SOLD

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

"Simplicity"

D.M. Le Bris ©2017

A single red flower in a green field
would attract anyone's attention.
An elegant and fragile red poppy
is definitely an inspiration for a new encaustic painting.

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

AVAILABLE
This painting is available on Daily Paintworks
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Sunday, December 3, 2017

"La Belle Tour"

D.M. Le Bris ©2017

In my studio I was thinking of my youth, 
Paris and the Eiffel Tower.
Then I decided to create this fun little painting.
Memories flowed in and out...
It made me smile!

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

AVAILABLE
This painting is currently on Daily Paintworks
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Saturday, December 2, 2017

"Coquelicots"

D.M. Le Bris ©2017

Poppies are  elegant but so fragile while dancing in the wind.
"Coquelicots" is their French translation.
Red flowers sparingly dotting the green landscapes
 were a familiar site in my country walks, during my chidhood.
Those memories were my inspiration for this painting.
Looking at it, I can actually feel the breeze caressing the petals.

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

AVAILABLE
This painting is available for sale on the Daily Paintworks site

Friday, December 1, 2017

"Welcoming the Moon"

D.M. Le Bris ©2016

After an early walk in the mountain 
I was inspired to create this painting.
The air was fresh, the moon still in the sky 
and the yellow flowers seemed to welcome the morning, 
saying goodbye to the fading moon.
This painting is now available on Daily Paintworks.

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

AVAILABLE
Please follow this link to Daily Paintworks.


Thursday, November 30, 2017

"Blue Bird"

D.M. Le Bris ©2017

I just added this pretty blue Bird
to my Etsy Shop.
Perfect gift for Christmas, Birthday 
or any other occasions

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

SOLD

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

My 2018 Encaustic Paintings Calendar is now on Etsy


 

D.M. Le Bris©2017

My 2018 Calendar is now for sale,
in My Etsy Shop.
Thirteen of my Encaustic Paintings will be featured;
Just in time for Christmas,
To visit and to see all the paintings featured please follow this link.

Monday, September 25, 2017

"Le Hibou de Tonton Francois #4"

D.M. Le Bris ©2017

Just finished this painting for the open studio
on Columbus Day Weekend. 
The imagery has a history close to my heart.
As a young man, my uncle Francois had an owl as a pet. 
He adored it just like he loved his bee's
- hives were hiding in the field. 
This painting was done in his honor. 
I have done another version of this painting
but this one is the largest so far. 

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

SOLD

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Opening Reception

D.M. Le Bris©2016/2017

My 12" x 36" Encaustic and Mixed Media Painting 
"Earth Tapestry #5" 
was selected by juror 
for the 82nd Regional Art and Craft show 
at the Fitchburgh Art Museum , Massachusetts. 
Opening Reception: 
Friday June 23rd  6-8pm 
The show will run from June 23rd to September 3rd.

Monday, May 22, 2017

"Earth Tapestry #6"

D.M. Le Bris ©2017

I worked all winter on this encaustic painting,
looking to create atmosphere and texture. 
It reminds me of an early morning, 
foggy day on my pond.
Herons always come and visit, 
quietly inspecting the water for tasty morsels.

Encaustic and Mixed Media
on Birch Panel

Monday, November 14, 2016

"Seafaring Tale"

D.M. Le Bris©2015

I just added this encaustic painting
"Seafaring Tale"
to my Etsy Shop.

Encaustic and Mixed Media
on Birch Panel
10"x 10"

AVAILABLE
To purchase visit the link below

Friday, November 11, 2016

Happy Veteran's Day

D.M. Le Bris©2014

This painting is in honor of all the veterans out there.
Thank you for your service.
We are proud of you.
This card is now available in my Etsy shop.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

"Santa"

D.M. Le Bris©2016

This vintage Santa is now part of my collection of Christmas Note cards.
I added a snow flake cut out design to make it more festive.
These cards are now available in my Etsy Shop.


Saturday, October 29, 2016

Christmas Card #3

D.M. Le Bris©2016

"Cardinal and Roses" is a new encaustic painting (SOLD)
which I thought would make a lovely Christmas Card.
The card is now part of my inventory in my new Etsy Shop.


Thursday, October 27, 2016

Christmas Card #2

D.M. Le Bris©2016

"Walking With Peace" is the title of this painting 
which I thought would make a lovely Christmas card.
It is now available in my Etsy Shop.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Chrismas Card

D.M. Le Bris©2016

Preparing for Christmas...
Yes it is that time already!
Weather is getting cold fast...
Last night temperature dropped to 31 degrees Fahrenheit.
This is one of my favorite Santas.
I took this photo a few years ago and 
I thought putting Him on one of my cards would be perfect.
You can find my Christmas cards in my Etsy Shop.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

"La Grenouille"

D.M. Le Bris©2016

I just added this journal and a set of five matching cards
in my Etsy Shop this morning.
More to come...



Saturday, October 22, 2016

My Etsy Shop Icon

D.M. Le Bris©2016

Today, I worked a bit more on my Etsy Shop.
I needed an Icon for "Torch and Palette Art".
I spent most of the afternoon shooting different set ups.
After a few tries, I settled for this photograph.
I used this palette during my Art School days.
It brought many wonderful memories to mind and made me smile.
I think it will bring me luck! 


Friday, October 21, 2016

ETSY SHOP

Today I had some difficulties with the opening of my Etsy Shop.
It is now fixed and everyone can visit at their leisure.
Enjoy!
I should add some gifts to my shop in a couple of days.
See you soon and thank you for your interest.

www.etsy.com/shop/torchandpaletteart

Thursday, October 20, 2016

I now have an Etsy Shop

My Etsy shop is now open...
Just in time for the holidays.
I will offer my encaustic paintings, giclee prints, 
note cards, calendars and gifts.
Here is the link below:

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" 
SOLD

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"

AVAILABLE
For purchase visit my Etsy link:
www.etsy.com/shop/torchandpaletteart

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"

AVAILABLE
For purchase visit this link:
www.etsy.com/shop/torchandpaletteart


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
For purchase visit this link:
 www.etsy.com/shop/torchandpaletteart

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"

SOLD

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"
SOLD

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