kdb ART Intown Studio
Encaustic . Acrylic . Photographs
Notes from Nature...
Hello, I am kdb Dominguez, an Artist and an Activist. What does that mean? I work everyday to create images (art, photography, and wild environments.) that hopefully will inspire people to fall in love with nature. Sometimes I need to speak out for issues that are happening in the natural world. Lend a voice in defense of what is planned to take out another system of nature.
Food webs are the most important part for a healthy ecosystem. When we take out a species, we are breaking a system, in which all parts and pieces are equally important.
Last week, my City of Bath, Maine decided to kill ALL and ANY Fox they could trap on the Southend of our City, along the shore of the Kennebec River. We have had an outbreak of rabid Fox.
The Fox are Predator and the Prey are the carriers of Ticks! Yep, Ticks. Small mammals, Squirrels, Field Mice, Voles, Gophers and Moles make up about 75% of the Fox Diet, the rest is insects, grubs and Caterpillars. (Protein is protein). To have an overabundance will mean an explosion in Ticks and Tick bourn disease! Not good.
Being aware of our surroundings is key, because some of our neighbors are more dangerous than others. Put some peer spray in your pocket and pay attention. We ALL live here, we cannot have a healthy planet if we take out all that is deemed dangerous.
The Divine is in all of the systems of nature.~Baruch Spinoza
kdb City Stickers... a fun series of Maine Bumpah Sticahs, for your cah, or???
Commissions available. City, venue or business.
Thanks for your purchase. You are supporting an Artist who is promoting NATURE. We need to fall in love with our Precious Planet.
Today is the day.
When finished this series will be complete with one dozen, Eye Spy with my little eye illustrations.
Each will feature a system of nature, the plants, flowers, trees and all the little creatures who inhabit these magical spots in nature. It also features tips on how to live in harmony and share our planet with all living things.
.Salt and fresh water marshes
.Maritime Forest /floor/canopy
.Inter-tidal zone/wrackline and tidepools
This track of work is inspired by my four year visual narrative of the Kennebec River Watershed.
Maine Encaustic Artist kdb and Encaustic Art.
Maine Encaustic Artist kdb Dominguez
kdb Intown Studio
Encaustic Art by a Maine Artist.
kdb is passionate about nature and uses many mediums and techniques
to tell the story of the natural world. She believes there is a a greater
force than us, a Spirit of Love and Acceptance that dwells in the great outdoors.
Heaven is nature, day by day and season by season.
God is in all of the systems of nature. All living things deserve our respect,
kindness and reverence every moment of everyday.
Respecting nature and each other will lead to understanding and harmony and a life worth living.
"My love affair with Art and Nature is a colorful collision mixed with graphic elements. Being in nature, walking and observing our unique and varied landscape, then working in the studio and creating art is a divine joy to me. The shapes, patterns, colors and forms of the natural world have been making their way into my artwork since I was a child. Over the years I have explored many different mediums in my artistic endeavors. My favorite mediums are Encaustic and Acrylic. In the Autumn of 2014 I began the Climate Change Project “WilderlandMaine”. I am now in year 4. This project has intensified my view of the absolute perfection of nature, every moment of everyday, week by week and season by season. I have fallen deeply in love with all that the Wilderland has to offer, this love is reflected in my Paintings and Photographs in ways I had never imagined."
Nature is my Muse and molten Bees Wax is one of my favorite mediums.
I became interested in Encaustic painting in 2008. I studied for several years and started Encaustic Painting in 2010. I am in love with this very warm, medium that smells like honey. It is always a joy to be in my Encaustic Studio.
Encaustic is a medium that is 4000 years old. It is true alchemy. Bees Wax mixed with Damar Resin+ Pigments, heated to 200 degrees, making it liquid. Many layers of heated encaustic medium and pigments are applied with a natural bristle brush, it is then fused with a heat gun, painting layer upon layer until the piece is finished. All of my work is done on Cradled Birch Board as Encaustic needs a firm, non-bendable substrate or the wax will crack. Some pieces are carved right into the wax creating Encaustic Etchings.
Over the years I have discovered many things about painting with hot wax. I like the mysterious look of graphite particles suspended in clear medium layered over a creamy or stark white background. I have also played and worked with the melding of two mediums, embedding photographs or doing photo transfers with my images. The effect is stunning and always a bit of a surprise, depending on the image. I have also created very large pieces, 4ftx2ft, which is 8 sq. ft. of wax.
Etching into the somewhat cooled wax is something I really love. I use a fine needle like tool to scratch onto the surface of the wax. Sometimes I then add Oil Pastel into the crevices and also onto the surface to create the tight scenes of birds, bees, trees and other inspirations from the natural world.
I have been studying, creating and showing my Encaustic Artwork for almost a decade here in Maine."
kdb - Maine Encaustic Artist.