Following Your Inner Muse | Jacqueline Drake

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Following Your Inner Muse represents the time when you just have to let go of all expectations and standards and just follow your inner guidance.This painting is a pure encaustic painting on wood. I made the pigments using a recipe of damar resin, beeswax and raw pigments to create the vibrant colors. This mixture is kept at a constant temperature on a skillet so it will stay in a molten state. Each brush stroke is then fused together with a heat source which creates a smooth finish. When the painting is cooled, it is then buffed with a buffing wheel to a high sheen.

 

mixed media painting with sculpting mediums on canvas

mixed media painting with sculpting mediums on canvas

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This painting is named The Rebirth represents the never ending circle of life. The dragon flies in this paintings are dipping  their bodies into the pond water to lay their eggs.This painting is a pure encaustic painting on wood. I made the pigments using a recipe of damar resin, beeswax and raw pigments to create the vibrant colors. This mixture is kept at a constant temperature on a skillet so it will stay in a molten state. Each brush stroke is then fused together with a heat source which creates a smooth finish. When the painting is cooled, it is then buffed with a buffing wheel to a high sheen.

 

Encaustic ( wax) painting on wood

Encaustic ( wax) painting on wood

Heavenly place represents a feeling that one might get when they see an amazing scene created by nature . This is a pure encaustic painting on wood. I created these pigments using a recipe of damar resin, beeswax and raw pigments to create the vibrant colors. This mixture is kept at a constant temperature on a skillet so it will stay in a molten state. Each brush stroke is then fused together with a heat source which creates a smooth finish. When the painting is cooled, it is then buffed with a buffing wheel to a high sheen.This painting is now owned by a private collector.

 

inner stillness - fine art encaustic on masonite

inner stillness – fine art encaustic on masonite

Jacqueline Drake has been  a mixed media artist for many years. Using a uniquely intuitive process, she creates beautiful art on canvas. With her extensive knowledge of colors and textures she produces a total sensory experience for the viewer.

After having success as a muralist and commissioned artist, she realized that there was a vital part of herself missing from her work. She was creating what other people wanted and needed, but was not being true to her own artistic vision.It was during this time that Jacqueline was led to study under many masters in the intuitive and meditative healing arts. Combining these techniques with her natural artistic talent, has allowed her work to become a true expression of her heart and soul.
Jacqueline’s work is a visual representation of her connection with the divine and her willingness to allow spirit to guide her pallet and brush.  It is her deep desire that through her work others can come to know the peace of divine connection and expression.
 
In addition to her artistic work Jacqueline is also a busy mother of two boys and loving wife to her supportive husband.  She has found that the integration of her artistic self with the demands of a mother and wife bring balance to her life and peace in her heart and home.
​ May her work serve as a guide for you on your own journey to peace and balance.