Sunday, February 28, 2010

A Special Visitor

What a treat to have my dear friend and colleague, Louise Lamontagne join me in the studio. She set up a make-shift encaustic work space and created some fantastic landscapes! We were working in the two oldest forms of painting: encaustic and egg tempera in the same space. Very cool. To see more of her impressive works check out her website at

Louise melting wax with a heat gun while I worked on commissioned icon.

Close up of a work in progress. Amazing what Louise can do with a little wax and pigment!

Some Diversions

Javelina Sketch, Egg tempera and transfer on claybord, 6" x 6", MF Dondelinger

The Javelina Sketch was accepted into the
Southern New Mexico/El Paso Juried Exhibition at the
Preston Contemporary Art Center

March 5-28

Artist Reception March 5th 6:30 - 8:30 pm
1755 Avenida de Mercado
Mesilla, New Mexico 88046

Flying Monkey and Octopus, Egg tempera on paper. MF Dondelinger. In private collection
Created for very special friends.

Elvis:The billy who came to visit, Egg tempera on Claybord, 8" x 10", MF Dondelinger

Elvis won the
Award of Merit
at the Arizona Edges Juried Exhibition
at the Tubac Center for the Arts.