Encaustic Horses

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.

I’d created the horse stencil several years ago for a horse of a different color elementary art project.  These horses are painted on masonite then mounted on chalkboard painted masonite and are available for $125 each.

Aries, 18" x 18", 2012, $125
Karen Tashkovski, Aries, 18″ x 18″, 2012, encaustic, $125

 

Champion, 18" x 18", 2012, $125
Karen Tashkovski, Champion, 18″ x 18″, 2012, encaustic, $125

 

Coming & Going, 18" x 18", 2012, $125
Karen Tashkovski, Coming & Going, 18″ x 18″, 2012, encaustic,  $125

 

Indigo, 18" x 18", 2012, $125
Karen Tashkovski, Indigo, 18″ x 18″, 2012, encaustic, $125

 

Last Licks, 18" x 18", 2012, encaustic, $125
Karen Tashkovski, Last Licks, 18″ x 18″, 2012, encaustic, $125

 

Red Horse, 18" x 18", 2012, encaustic, $125
Karen Tashkovski, Red Horse, 18″ x 18″, 2012, encaustic, $125

 

Sienna On Fire, 18" x 18", 2012, encaustic, $125
Karen Tashkovski, Sienna On Fire, 18″ x 18″, 2012, encaustic, $125

 

Silvery Stretch, 18" x 18", 2012, encaustic, $125
Karen Tashkovski, Silvery Stretch, 18″ x 18″, 2012, encaustic, $125

 

The Race, 18" x 18", 2012, encaustic, $125
Karen Tashkovski, The Race, 18″ x 18″, 2012, encaustic, $125