Tracy Spadafora gave a great demo on getting maximum optical and physical depth in encaustic.
|Spill, 2010, encaustic, collage, & oil on braced wood panel, 12 x 12 inches|
Lynda Ray demonstrated the use of stencils and the "accretion" technique, both of which can be used to create deep texture.
|Scuttle, encaustic on panel, 18"x24"|
Toby Sisson gave a talk on the art of critique, urging us to use more descriptive language rather than value-laden language when critiquing artwork. Being a teacher and online workshop instructor, this was particularly helpful to me. She gave us ideas about asking questions and raising issues rather than "liking" a piece or labeling it "good" or "bad".
|Garden of Secrets, encaustic monotype on paper mounted on panel, 16"x28"|
Sherrie Posternak, I discovered, had been involved with PaperWorks in Tucson, where I will be teaching in January 2013. She does really interesting work in encaustic on paper, fabric, and cotton quilt batting, in addition to wood panel.
|Wall + Street, encaustic and photo transfer on panel, 34"x24"|
I will be teaching Plaster and Wax at Art Unraveled in Phoenix on August 6, and also at Art and Soul in Portland, OR, on October 2. I will be teaching Introduction to Encaustics at Art and Soul as well on the evening of October 2. I'm offering Paper and Wax: Encaustic Collage at the Guilford Art Center in Guilford CT on October 13 - 14.
Thanks for visiting!