Sunday, December 31, 2017

Video of an older advanced workshop

This very unprofessional video was taken about 6 years ago. I no longer take as many students in one workshop and have a completely different studio with ventilation on 3 sides, but we did have fun. click on the link to view.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Introduction to encausic painting

I stopped teaching the introduction to encaustic painting a few years ago and concentrated on teaching advanced encaustic techniques. I have been encouraged by previous students to include the basics once again.

This class is for 3 or 4 people who want to experience the exciting technique of painting with hot wax, resin and pigment. No artistic training is necessary, but accomplished artists can expand their creativity. It is for those who want to experience the exciting technique of painting with hot wax, resin and pigment

After the 2 day class you will have 4 to 6 finished paintings, ready for framing. Many of the participants in these workshops have sold everything they made in class.

I supply all materials. You need only to come with a sense of adventure, and be ready to let the encaustic take you to another level of artistic awareness.
The cost of the 2 days with all materials, tools, gas torches, stamps,
papers, etc is $250 U.S. plus $40 material fee.

Here are some photos of happy participants in the beginning workshops.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

I am adding portrait painting in encaustic to my workshops

The is nothing I would rather paint than faces, so I thought it is time to add this class to my workshop lineup. The price is the same as all the other classes.

I also will bring back the class for beginning encasutic.

Friday, September 22, 2017

2 Day Cold Wax workshop

We covered many cold wax techniques, perhaps too many. I have a tendency to share everything I know and that can be overwhelming; however, both of these accomplished artists, Cate and Segris chose their own direction and made some fascinating paintings.
This works well as a diptych with the image 2 down


Love this one of Segris'

Cate's exuberant painting

Segris' painting  finished. Can you count the layers?

Segris checking out how her painting looks with a mat

Cate's experimenting with stencils

End of day 2, tried but happy

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Dates of cold wax and oil workshops

I am having a challenge posting the information abut the classes on the side of the blog, so here it is:

Special dates can be arranged for private or groups with 3 or more people . Contact me by email to arrange times and dates:

COLD WAX AND OIL workshops
Oct. 16 & 17th 10am to 3 pm
Nov. 13 & 14, 10 am to 3 pm.
Two Day Workshops: $250 USD plus $20 materials fee

This workshops include transportation from La Comer. I will pick you up at 9:45 am and take you back around 3pm. or you can take a cab or drive. Directions on my website;
$100 deposit required.


Monday, September 11, 2017

Cold Wax Classes

cold wax and oil on cradled panel
I am adding cold wax and oil to my workshops. The prices will be a bit less than the encaustic classes. The materials cost will be $20 rather than the $40 for the encaustic.

cold wax and oil on panel

cold wax and oil on panel

cold wax on cradled panel

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Another encaustic experience

It is a wonderful privilege to introduce artists to the encaustic technique. Paul, an accomplished artist with Disney wanted to add encaustic to his field of art techniques. We covered a lot of techniques in the one day he was working with me in the studio.
His main interest was creating textured layers, so one of the first things I showed him was spraying water into the molten wax.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

I'm concentrating on Private Classes

I get to meet and hang out with delightful artists during the private workshops I offer. These are not beginning artists; they have had either some encasutic experience or a lot and want to learn many new techniques.

I cover making glass-like surfaces, transfers, oil glazes, using pan pastels, incising, carving, painting portraits, incorporating charcoal and wax pencil, encaustic on paper, shellac burn and anything else the participant want to experience. I will stay in touch for as long as there are questions or inquires about tool and materials.
Phe from Australia Aug. 2

Amy from Tennessee, Aug. 3 Sorry Amy about the shot with your hair over your face, the other one had your eyes cosed.

Friday, March 10, 2017

A Three Day Workshop

I enjoy working with artists who have some experience with encaustic, we can go right into advanced techniques.

Michelle from North Carolina, visited San Miguel for the first time and spent 3 days with me covering everything she wanted to try. Michelle has been working with encaustic for 5 years and wanted to expand the options in this wonderful medium. She was not interested in making finished paintings, she just wanted to experiment, take notes and learn as much as she possible could.

After the third day she said that her head was full of information and she would be able to incorporate these new techniques when she gets back to her own studio.
We covered; creating a glass smooth surface with no air bubbles, incising and filling with encaustic, using stencils , shellac glue burn, transfers, oil glazes, cold wax and oil, drawing on very thin rice paper and applying as an overlay.

Here are some of her experiments:
Michelle's first time working with cold wax and oil

Her first successful transfer

incising through several layers of clear encaustic

more scraping

cold wax and olf

Another successful transfer

lots of techniques in this one

rice paper drawing, India ink, stylus, blue incising,and drawing with a wax pencil

stencil, dry brush layering

transfer, oil glaze, shellac burn

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