|  September 12, 2007

sigh, oil and mixed media, 4×4 inches


Worked in my studio this morning from 8am-noon and I finished up my last big painting for the show. Big, being a relative term. It measures 12×12 inches. Which is not big, but compared to my mini’s, like the painting above, it is large. Also put some finishing touches on some other small paintings and started a few more.

This may be odd, but I hate signing my pieces when I finish them. I always wait to the last second. Since my name is so dang long, I sign my paintings as BGMills and I always have such a hard time with the B and the G. I need to find a teeny tiny brush reserved for signing. One of the things on my to-do list is to sign all my paintings and also prepare the backs. Tracy Helgeson wrote a really helpful blog entry on how she marks the backs of her paintings. If you want to read it, it is under May 10th, 2006.

I don’t have a nifty label like she does, although I am tempted to make one to use in the future. For now I write the title of the painting on the back, the year, and my full name.

Details, details, details. The good news is I am still on schedule!


  1. by cheryl on September 13, 2007  7:18 am Reply

    Bridgette these are simply amazing. This one is my favorite yet. Good stuff! I need to set my studio up to work with encaustic more - I just love the texture and layering here. Delicious!

  2. by Leah on September 13, 2007  2:28 pm Reply

    love this one!

    i saw a tool recently online used for signing's not a brush. i thought it looked interesting. i'll send a link if i can find it again. i have trouble signing my name with a brush, so i often use a pen or with wax i might inscribe my name into the wax with a sharp tool.

  3. by thealteredpage on September 17, 2007  12:26 am Reply

    Wow! I think this piece is amazing. The textures, layers, and colors are wonderul. And the picture matches the sentiment in the text perfectly. Seth

  4. by bridgette on September 17, 2007  11:40 am Reply

    Thanks Cheryl, Leah and Seth!

    Seth- i just emailed you. Thanks again.

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