Medium-Sized Art

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Medium-Sized Works – 12″ x 12″ to 18″ x 24″

All artwork is on cradled board, ready for hanging, unless noted otherwise.


Fire & Ice, 12″ x 12″ – $20

Layers of multiple colors of wax and a final overall color, followed by carving out an abstract design.

Fire & Ice

Play in Color, 12″ x 16″ – $25

A subtle, soft abstract with feminine images and flowers and ….. what do you see?  This is a wonderful meditation piece, calming with its soft colors, yet drawing you in as you relax and images begin to appear before your eyes, taking you to a deeper level of awareness and peace.

Play in Color

A Dog’s Life, 12″ x 16″ – $25

I purchased a small iron and this was an experiment using it – what I didn’t expect were the playful, dressed up dogs that showed up, among other images!

A Dog’s Life

Old Man of the Sea, 16″ x 16″ – $25

This is an exercise in paint throwing!  Oh what fun!  And so many sea creatures showed up to delight me … and the old man of the sea.  Images, always images to discover.  A great piece for children to make up stories of what they see!

Old Man of the Sea

Primitive, 16″ x 20″ – $25

I worked and reworked this art piece and finally just released any idea of what I wanted to create, ultimately tooling out sections, showing the many colors of wax underneath; and when I was finished, I wasn’t sure I was going to keep it, but I felt I should turn it in a different direction.  Then I saw it … what looked to me like primitive caveman art.  So here it is for you to ponder.


Created for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sioux Falls Auction, April 21, 2018 – SOLD – $40

This particular work is on a recycled cabinet door, with the moulding painted to suggest a frame, with wax corner embellishments.   As noted, this work is for a Habitat for Humanity auction in April; the cabinet door itself came from Habitat as part of “repurposing” through art.

Good Morning, Mr. Sun

This is the second in part of a series of “sun” centered/earth centered art.  There is a special section for “series” art as a submenu to Current Art.  You will be able to locate any “series” art in Current Art, as it is completed, and also in “Series Art.”

Southwest Wanderings, 16″ x 22″ – $20

This is another “cabinet door” creation, similar to Good Morning, Mr. Sun, but slightly larger.  The background color is more of a “sandy” pink.  Whenever I take a photo of this color, it either comes out more pink or more purple!  Maybe I need some photo lessons!!

Southwest Wanderings

Luna – Dawn of a New Day, 18″ x 24″ – Contact Carolyn for Pricing

This is another particularly intriguing work.  My vision was social justice work, and I started with solid black on the left half and solid white on the right.  I then added some abstract pieces of red and white wax, giving a 3-dimensional effect; but I really didn’t like it and started blurring the strong division between black and white with my iron.  The black side emerged first, interestingly.  And I saw Luna, the woman in the moon, appear out of what had been a semi-circle of wax; as I started moving the black across into the white area, there was still something missing – still too much “division” and I added colors, randomly moving them across the board with my iron – color after color after color, whatever came into my mind to use.  And then it was done, I could feel it.

Luna – Dawn of a New Day

Close-Up Views

Close-Up – Left
Close-Up – Right







But something about it kept drawing me to it, and I gazed at it often.  Then the thought came to me that perhaps I had created only a part of some greater whole, so I took a photo of the work and joined together 4 copies -reversing left to right, top to bottom, and left to right top to bottom.  The result stunned me.

There in clear view were spectacular images of what appeared to be other dimensions, among many other things, and a cross emitting light!  The photo on the right is the center section, with the outer left and right areas cropped from the full 4-photo composite you see on the left.

Luna – 4-Part Composite
Luna Composite Cropped – Center Cross







At this time, the composite is only in my photo bank.  If you are interested in this as a print, please contact me to discuss at:

Flowering Love, 24″ x 30″ – Call Carolyn for Pricing

I first created artwork with 3-dimensional flowers in 2016 for Christmas presents for my daughters.  This work, as pretty much all of my work, is not at all what I planned when I began.  My other flowers had ruffled petals and the largest was probably about 5″ – now I wanted to do something really big.  But the ruffles just didn’t work; and so I poured separate smooth petals, one at a time on a piece of parchment paper.  And the work progressed one thing at a time as I layered the slightly cooled wax petals on the board and fused.  I love to look at this piece and all of its designs from raised wax.

This was a much more intense process because a mistake could result in a destroyed work.  That is usually not true with encaustic, particularly abstract because you can always melt down the wax and make it into something different, or simply add an additional layer. So, this may be the only flower of its kind you will ever see, at least from my hands.

Flowering Love


Flaring Sun, 18″ x 24″ – SOLD

Adding 3-dimensional treatment through pouring hot wax directly onto background.

Flaring Sun