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"

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"

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

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

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

"Seafaring Tale"

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