Catherine Eaton Skinner

Painting Statement

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About the Medium:

As an artist, I communicate best not with words but with visuals, the medium only a beginning, and a tool to be used for the exploration. I define and redefine images, spiraling past points where I have been. An encounter with an old image may touch a new awareness, a new thought out of which develops new images to pursue.

The figures may be here, there, or somewhere in between, lost, or just lost in thought, alone or together in ways we may not see. Landscapes of the soul bound to landscapes of the earth, the air, the light.

Painting with encaustic was like returning home for me. The last two years of painting and drawing, I have been intrigued with transparent layers, wax melted onto monotypes, and working on frosted films that overlap. Years of batik, painting with color in the wax, made it an easy transition to encaustic. This beeswax-based paint is applied molten to an under painted surface of linen that has been stretched on a wood panel and sized with hot rabbit skin glue. Layers of colored wax are built up, and then fused with a hot air gun. Different colors will melt at different rates because of the varying chemical compositions of the pigments and the greater absorption of heat by darker colors. The layers can be used transparent or very opaque, scraped, incised and impregnated with objects, papers or other materials.

The durability of encaustic is due to the fact that beeswax is impervious to moisture, does not yellow and darken with age and with the inclusion of dammar resin in the formula increases the hardening of the wax over time. As with all works of art the paintings should not be hung in the sun or kept at very cold temperatures. A simple buffing with a soft cloth and a spritz of water will remove any haze that may appear, especially in the first few months when the surface is hardening and curing.



Link to an article about Catherine's Studio in Western Art and Artchecture

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Illuminations

Painting by Catherine Eaton Skinner

Pale Green Light Rising

Painting by Catherine Eaton Skinner

Concatenation XII

Painting by Catherine Eaton Skinner

Concatenation XI

Painting by Catherine Eaton Skinner

Concatenation X

Painting by Catherine Eaton Skinner

Concatenation IX

Painting by Catherine Eaton Skinner

Concatenation VI

Painting by Catherine Eaton Skinner

Concatenation V

Painting by Catherine Eaton Skinner

Wall mounted bronze trio: Falcon/Horus, Kitsune III & Birdman I X

Painting by Catherine Eaton Skinner

Still Light III

Painting by Catherine Eaton Skinner

Whisper of Blue VI

Painting by Catherine Eaton Skinner

Falcon/Horus II 2018

Painting by Catherine Eaton Skinner

Whisper of Blue VIII

Painting by Catherine Eaton Skinner

Whisper of Blue VII

Painting by Catherine Eaton Skinner

Whisper of Blue IV

Painting by Catherine Eaton Skinner

Whisper of Blue III

Painting by Catherine Eaton Skinner

Whisper of Blue l

Painting by Catherine Eaton Skinner

Lungi Kam VII

Painting by Catherine Eaton Skinner

Lungi Kam VIII

Painting by Catherine Eaton Skinner

Lungi Kam VI

Painting by Catherine Eaton Skinner

Lungi Kam X

Painting by Catherine Eaton Skinner

Lungi Kam IX

Painting by Catherine Eaton Skinner

Illuminations ll

Painting by Catherine Eaton Skinner

Illuminations III

Painting by Catherine Eaton Skinner

Om Mani Padme Hum

Painting by Catherine Eaton Skinner

Birdman IX 2018

Painting by Catherine Eaton Skinner

Parisian Tree

Painting by Catherine Eaton Skinner

Still Light I

Painting by Catherine Eaton Skinner

Silence Without Echo VIII

Painting by Catherine Eaton Skinner

Raven Speaks IV

Painting by Catherine Eaton Skinner

Raven Speaks

Painting by Catherine Eaton Skinner

Silence Without Echo XIV

Painting by Catherine Eaton Skinner

Silence Without Echo XII

Painting by Catherine Eaton Skinner

Silence Without Echo IX

Painting by Catherine Eaton Skinner

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