Encaustic Hearts

I took a graduate course at Syracuse University in May 2012.  In six weeks, I created fifty paintings!  I love the briskness of the brushstrokes, the smell of the wax and the intensity of the color!  It’s all about texture too and the fact that I can easily incorporate mixed media items into the work.  My favorite thing was adding the Monopoly money as collage because I’m really into using game pieces in my work.  Playing cards, dice, and other gaming elements evoke personal connections for the viewer while still maintaining my own emotional link, which makes the work have a more universal quality.

These heart paintings are mounted on chalkboard painted canvas lined with dominoes.  They are available for $100 each.

Sunny Future, 11" x 14", 2012, $100
Karen Tashkovski, Sunny Future, 11″ x 14″, 2012, encaustic, $100

 

Cobalt Tears, 11" x 14", 2012, $100
Karen Tashkovski, Cobalt Tears, 11″ x 14″, 2012, encaustic, $100

 

Good Fortune, 11" x 14", 2012, $100
Karen Tashkovski, Good Fortune, 11″ x 14″, 2012, encaustic, $100

 

Lovey, 11" x 14", 2012, $100
Karen Tashkovski, Lovey, 11″ x 14″, 2012, encaustic, $100

 

Golden Treasure, 11" x 14". 2012, $75
Karen Tashkovski, Golden Treasure, 11″ x 14″. 2012, encaustic, $75

 

Ink Heart, 11" x 14", 2012, $75
Karen Tashkovski, Ink Heart, 11″ x 14″, 2012, encaustic, $75

 

Milk Heart, 11" x 14", 2012, $75
Karen Tashkovski, Milk Heart, 11″ x 14″, 2012, encaustic, $75

 

The Shimmer, 11" x 14", 2012, $75
Karen Tashkovski, The Shimmer, 11″ x 14″, 2012, encaustic, $75