Monday, January 25, 2010

Encaustic Demo Day

Saturday I spent the day at my friend Kaye's studio with another friend, Melinda giving a demo on encaustic painting.  Now I have another technique to add to my choices in creating!  We had a total of 7 artists from our Women's Assemblage/Bezalel Gathering to share in this event.  We scattered all around the studio with our materials and Melinda instructed us on several ways to use this medium.  There is a lot of equipment needed and she shared her supplies so we could at least experiment.  I painted a small watercolor and applied clear wax over top for a wonderfully quiet and soft muting of the colors. See photo above.

We learned about supports, xerox transfers, applying color encaustic with varying tools, collaging natural fibers, leaves, and clipart among other things.  We kept busy all day except for a wonderful Middle Eastern lunch which we all delighted in.  We were all energized and didn't want to leave.  What a great time to spend in community which gives new and fresh ideas for my own work.

Today I was in my own studio again and am trying to finish three pieces I've been working on for a few days. I've also been gathering input and ideas for another series I hope to begin soon relating to my continued meditations on taking time to notice the day.


  1. That sounds like it was so much fun. Wish I'd been able to attend.

  2. i do too! we missed you! everyone enjoyed it so much we may do a follow-up. i'll let you know if that happens. :)