Sunday, December 30, 2007

What is Encaustic?

W H A T    I S    E N C A U S T I C ?

Encaustic is the very earliest known form of paint, first used by the Greeks over 2000 years ago. The amazing Fayum Mummy Portraits were painted in encaustic by the Greeks in Egypt. They are still fresh and vibrant, and are exhibited today in the world's greatest galleries.

Encaustic painting involves melting, applying, then heat fusing layers of beeswax (resin and pigment can be added). The wax gives an optical depth unique to the medium.

Encaustic has returned from obscurity as modern tools have made the process more practical. Diego Rivera used encaustic in the 1930's on his murals. Jasper Johns is credited with the current renaissance of encaustic fine art with his work that began in the 1950's.

"Why paint in a process-intensive medium that's over 2000 years old?" is rarely asked. That answer is a given: luminosity, rich surface, the beauty of the wax.

Carrie Goller interprets this ancient medium into very contemporary work, creating paintings with brilliant luminosity, as well as some with a rich, delicate opalescence. Maintaining their freshness and intensity, they will not darken or yellow. Because of the protective nature of wax they are impervious to moisture and need not be varnished or put under glass.

Month of December

Idyllic 11, encaustic, 8x5x1.5

SOLD Idyllic 5, encaustic, 4x6x1.5

• SOLD Idyllic 4, encaustic, 8x10x.75 (Stapleton collection)

• SOLD Idyllic 10, encaustic, 5x5x1.5 (Strom-Henry collection)

• SOLD Idyllic 20, encaustic, 5x5x1.5 (private collection)

• SOLD Idyllic 6, encaustic, 5x5x1.5 (Wilson collection)

• SOLD Idyllic 2, encaustic, 5x5x1.5 (Heia collection)

• SOLD Idyllic 3, encaustic, 5x5x1.5 (Moore collection)

• SOLD Idyllic 7, encaustic, 4x6x1.5 (Brainerd collection)

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Dragonfly III

• SOLD Dragonfly III, encaustic/mixed media with iridescent minerals, 5x5

Thursday, November 8, 2007



Azure, oil 7x5 $175

Sunday, November 4, 2007


Cotton, oil 8x10 $225

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Published by Karen Schober Book Design/Unleashed Books & Rio NuevoPublishers

Book cover:The Raven, Soaring through History, Legend & Lore

Karen Schober Book Design/Unleashed Books has designed a book cover featuring Waiting (one of my raven encaustics now in the Ivancich collection) for Lynn Hassler's book, The Raven, Soaring through History, Legend and Lore being published in October 2007 by Rio Nuevo Publishers. The art has also been selected as the company's favorite art for the cover of their new best of the season picks book catalog, Rio Nuevo presents the best of the West in words and pictures. More raven images will be used inside the book.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Indianola Garden Tour Poster

May 2007, from a state-wide call to artists, Pucci (orange tulip) was picked for The Indianola Garden Tour poster, sponsored by The Trillium School. The image additionally will be displayed for two weeks on the public billboard along Highway 305 entering Poulsbo. Indianola Garden Tour, Saturday, August 4, 10-5.




Pucci, oil 36x36x1.5

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Licensed for national print market by Picture Source

April 2007, Signed part of my first limited edition of 100 giclees and prints of nine images licensed for the national print market for Picture Source, of Seattle, Las Vegas and High Point, North Carolina. Now one of 16 artists represented by them and one of only two artists offering signed/numbered limited edition giclee canvases. These were debuted at High Point market in March.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Madoka Project

April 2007, Finished a big project (3'x9' encaustic triptych piece designed for Madoka Restaurant on Bainbridge (opening reception to follow...). See restaurant review on Madoka in Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and photo of art

Heat fusing wax / applying iridescent minerals / cleaning

Madoka, Bainbridge Island, Koi Takara, encaustic 3'x9'

Friday, March 16, 2007

Bainbridge in Bloom, March 17th

Bainbridge in Bloom runners up

available as part of a boxed set of 8 cards




Alba / Tulipanes / Blanca

March 2007, entered two images (yellow dahlia oil called Alba (Sunrise) and pink tulips oil called Tulipanes) in my first competition for Bainbridge in Bloom poster and both were runners up, now part of a boxed set of 8 cards available from Bainbridge in Bloom, along with an oil of a calla lilly I finished afterward, called Blanca.

Friday, March 9, 2007

An Artistic Side to Advanced Medical Imaging

An Artistic Side to Advanced Medical Imaging,  in Central Kitsap Reporter  ( then search for "Goller").