|5"x5" (they are all 5"x5"), encaustic and oil paint on 300# paper|
|5"x5", encaustic and oil paint on 300# paper|
|This one is unresolved.|
|This one is barely started, but I love the line work.|
|This one is not done, but close.|
|Jeri's piece, which I bought last spring, 5"x5"|
|Another of Jeri's, 5"x5"|
My favorite suppliers of encaustic materials and tools are R&F Paints and Enkaustikos. Enkaustikos offers anodized aluminum plates that you can put on your pancake griddle and create a better heated palette (more even heat than the pancake griddle alone). The light aluminum surface is nice if you are working with color. Jeri works exclusively with the pancake griddle, as she works mostly in black, white, and neutrals. I use R&F's heated palette.
I LOVE working with another artist or small group of artists. Somehow, chatting while working provides just enough distraction to not get too hung up on the frustrations of making art. The obvious advantage is getting another pair of eyes on your work. It was a really fun day, and I hope we can do it again soon.