DaisySkyStudio

original, affordable, peaceful paintings :: Kari Westphal :: Seattle WA

On Etsy since 2012

DaisySkyStudio

original, affordable, peaceful paintings :: Kari Westphal :: Seattle WA

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Announcement    Welcome! I’m Kari :) the woman in this one woman show that I call DaisySkyStudio. The paintings here are all one of a kind and all done by me :) If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. Please go to my website www.DaisySky.com to find out more and join my email list to learn about special deals or events.

I love the peace I feel when I’m outdoors. When I paint, I have the opportunity to revisit each place and time - attempting to recreate that peace. My hope is then to share that with you..... I think we all can use more peace. I work in encaustics - I love the texture and atmospheric quality I get using Beeswax and Damar Resin - it is also lots of fun using heat to paint :)

I grew up in the mountains of California, went to college on the coast (UCSD), Graduate school in the MidWest (UW Madison), spent some time on the East Coast, and I am completely at home in the Pacific Northwest :) I am happiest when I am outside, and have been lucky to experience so many variations in the sky and earth.

***A bit about Encaustics***

I paint with encaustics. I limit myself to the primary colors (red, blue, yellow) and black & white. I just really enjoy mixing colors from the basics :) Encaustic painting is an old technique that involves color pigments melted into bees wax and damar resin (sap). There are many layers that must be fused together with heat as I paint. The finished painting will have rich texture and depth. The light plays off of this texture, and can make the colors appear differently from different angles. It is a durable material, and is stable to 170degrees F.



Collections and Memberships

Museum of Encaustic Art, Santa Fe NM :: work in permanent collection

Artwork in public, private and corporate collections in the United States, Canada, Panama, Belgium, France, Italy & UK

Encaustic Art Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico :: Exhibiting Member
River Oaks Square Art Center, Alexandria, Louisiana :: Shop Exhibit
Schack Art Center, Everett, Washington :: Shop Exhibit
City of Kent, WA :: work in Public Art Collection

Select Juried exhibits
UnCorked, Moses Lake Museum & Art Center, WA
Art of the Garden, Schack Art Center, Everett, WA
Four Perspectives on Nature, City of Auburn WA
2017 Encaustic Art Institute Members Juried Exhibition
River Oaks Square Arts Center,Alexandria, LA
Museum of Encaustic Art - Global Warming is REAL, Santa Fe, NM
Centennial Gallery Art Exhibit, Kent, WA:: awarded exhibit
57th Kitsap Arts Festival, Kingston WA
WinterWorks Art Show, Parklane Gallery,Kirkland, WA
Kenmore Art Show, Bastyr University,Kenmore, WA
Kent Summer Art Exhibit, Kent, WA :: work chosen for purchase & exhibit awards
Oscar Meyer Women's History Exhibit, Madison, WI
Artful Women National Women's Caucus, Madison, WI
Golden Triangle Art Exhibit, La Jolla, CA

Enjoy your day!

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 6, 2020

Welcome! I’m Kari :) the woman in this one woman show that I call DaisySkyStudio. The paintings here are all one of a kind and all done by me :) If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. Please go to my website www.DaisySky.com to find out more and join my email list to learn about special deals or events.

I love the peace I feel when I’m outdoors. When I paint, I have the opportunity to revisit each place and time - attempting to recreate that peace. My hope is then to share that with you..... I think we all can use more peace. I work in encaustics - I love the texture and atmospheric quality I get using Beeswax and Damar Resin - it is also lots of fun using heat to paint :)

I grew up in the mountains of California, went to college on the coast (UCSD), Graduate school in the MidWest (UW Madison), spent some time on the East Coast, and I am completely at home in the Pacific Northwest :) I am happiest when I am outside, and have been lucky to experience so many variations in the sky and earth.

***A bit about Encaustics***

I paint with encaustics. I limit myself to the primary colors (red, blue, yellow) and black & white. I just really enjoy mixing colors from the basics :) Encaustic painting is an old technique that involves color pigments melted into bees wax and damar resin (sap). There are many layers that must be fused together with heat as I paint. The finished painting will have rich texture and depth. The light plays off of this texture, and can make the colors appear differently from different angles. It is a durable material, and is stable to 170degrees F.



Collections and Memberships

Museum of Encaustic Art, Santa Fe NM :: work in permanent collection

Artwork in public, private and corporate collections in the United States, Canada, Panama, Belgium, France, Italy & UK

Encaustic Art Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico :: Exhibiting Member
River Oaks Square Art Center, Alexandria, Louisiana :: Shop Exhibit
Schack Art Center, Everett, Washington :: Shop Exhibit
City of Kent, WA :: work in Public Art Collection

Select Juried exhibits
UnCorked, Moses Lake Museum & Art Center, WA
Art of the Garden, Schack Art Center, Everett, WA
Four Perspectives on Nature, City of Auburn WA
2017 Encaustic Art Institute Members Juried Exhibition
River Oaks Square Arts Center,Alexandria, LA
Museum of Encaustic Art - Global Warming is REAL, Santa Fe, NM
Centennial Gallery Art Exhibit, Kent, WA:: awarded exhibit
57th Kitsap Arts Festival, Kingston WA
WinterWorks Art Show, Parklane Gallery,Kirkland, WA
Kenmore Art Show, Bastyr University,Kenmore, WA
Kent Summer Art Exhibit, Kent, WA :: work chosen for purchase & exhibit awards
Oscar Meyer Women's History Exhibit, Madison, WI
Artful Women National Women's Caucus, Madison, WI
Golden Triangle Art Exhibit, La Jolla, CA

Enjoy your day!

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Original, Affordable, Peaceful Encaustic Paintings

Encaustic Paintings :: Kari Westphal :: Seattle WA

Welcome, and thank you for visiting!
I believe that art brings balance and harmony to our lives, much in the same way that a walk in the woods or a stroll on the beach might. It is the creation process that brings me joy. I find the focus required to work the encaustics gives me balance. Encaustic painting is a very old technique that involves color pigments melted into bees wax and resin. I limit myself to the primary colors (red, blue, yellow) and black & white. I just really enjoy mixing colors from the basics :) These 'paints' are then applied in a molten state, and must be heated in order to manipulate. There are many layers. The finished painting has a rich texture and depth. The light plays off this texture, and can make the colors appear differently from different angles. It is a durable material, and is stable to 160degrees F.

My intention has always been to share the calm and peace that I find out in the world, hoping to allow for a retreat for those who can 'read' it in the images I create. I work with a subject until it becomes a part of me, and then move on, only to return to it when I need something familiar. I grew up in the mountains of California, went to college on the coast (UCSD), Graduate school in the MidWest (UW Madison), spent some time on the East Coast, and I am completely at home in the Pacific Northwest :) I am happiest when I am outside, and have been lucky to experience so many variations in the sky and earth.

I hope that my art provides an outlet; a small escape, for those who venture inside. My goal is to create objects that are enjoyable to look at, and peaceful when understood.

Enjoy your day :) ~Kari

Education
Master of Arts, Art Education
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Bachelor of Arts, Fine Arts
University of California, San Diego

© I retain all right to images, even after purchase is made. Images may not be copied or reproduced in any way without prior approval from me. ©KWestphal - All Rights Reserved.

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    I really love the process of painting with encaustics! It is so fun to paint with molten, pigmented wax, build the layers, and watch how it changes as it cools.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 28, 2016
Thank you for visiting! My paintings are all original works of art done by me. It is always a great pleasure for me when one of my paintings find a new home. I hope they make you smile, and bring you peace.

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DaisySkyStudio accepts credit cards and Etsy Gift Cards as well as Paypal.
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All paintings are securely packaged and shipped via USPS or FedEx, and should get to you with 2-11 business days after payment is received. I like to recycle, so sometimes I will reuse cardboard and/or boxes. If this is a problem for you, let me know at purchase, and I will adjust accordingly :)

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. :)