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"


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 for artist's videos and map.