Over the past couple of weeks, I have been sad that wasn’t going to the 9th International Encaustic Conference. I look forward to seeing like minded peeps at this professional conference every year.
To help make up for it, I started on two 40×30 inch wood panels with encaustic. I only set up parameters of using lot of black and white…one to be dominated by white and the other dominated by black.
I spent days between working quickly, alternating with the days of just staring at them. It’s not as easy to layer, block out and then re-do that layer as it is with some mediums. By that I meant there is more of a chance that each time you alter, you may never get back the freshness you had the first time. That said, rarely does the first time around end up being a good painting.
I now think I am through with both of these paintings that I am considering titling Reverie and Dark Reverie. I think the title of Dark Reverie fits better than the one for the light one so we will see later.
I love your abstract work, paintings and encaustic. Your colors are beautiful.
I am new to encaustic. I previously and still do some felting.Ilive in Apple Valley , MN.
Do you know Kat Fitzpatrick in Bay St. Louis, MS.She is an encaustic artist.
Hi Dina… first to say, thank you for your comments about my work. And, yes, I do know Kat. She is a wonderful person and artist. We met through Mississippi Art Colony. Did you meant her in a workshop?
These are wonderful, each in their own right . . . next to each they provide a distraction. Shown singularly they are both strong and intriguing works 🙂
I have always loved the depth of encaustic work but have never had the nerve to try it as I live in Florida and don’t know about it drying successfully.
I live in Clearwater, near Tampa, and I was wondering if you know anyone in this area who teaches encaustic techniques here?
Look forward to hearing from you and seeing more of your work.
Hello, Pauline. I agree with your assessment of them positioned together. But I just took this photo on the easel wall where they were hanging together for me to view them. I have nothing against them being hung near each other, but not abutted. Thanks for commenting.. I enjoy the responses.
I do know people in FL who are qualified to teach encaustic methods, and not just techniques. I am sorry to say, I don’t know how close the towns and cities are. I can look a few up….
I don’t know how far Sarasota is but this artist, Elena de La Ville, would be a good place to start with encaustic in FL. She teaches at Ringling.
Here is her personal website http:www.edelaville.com. And here is a great site for encaustic but also just great for art and good practices. http://www.prowaxjournal.com. You will also find. Links to many articles, listings of exhibits by artists who are professional in their practice…and workshops and general teaching contact info.