Hot on Cold Wax

November 10th found me at Amanda Jolley's Studio with about 15 other students, including my daughter Dawn, to attend Lisa Pressman's "Expanding Your Vision with R&F Pigment Sticks, oils and mixed media" workshop. I was excited about this workshop because 1) I had...

Wax and Learning

What happened to August? That month just sped along... it started off with my helping to hang the Hot Wax / Cool Art show  at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center and it finished this morning when I picked up only one of my pieces. "Nebula," my favorite, (pictured above)...

Encaustic Homework

Nancy's eCourse: If you follow my blog you know I've been taking an eCourse taught by Nancy Crawford. Her course includes design, encaustic prep work and techniques. In particular she wanted us to demonstration encaustic accretion,incising, color field, and gold leaf...

Encaustic Polyptychs

Polyptych?  When I first started working a little larger I found it almost natural to want to connect two or three small panels together to create a larger surface. The concept of multiple panels is not new. In the early Middle Ages such panels were held together by...

Encaustic Studio Upgrades

What's been happening: If you haven't seen much from me in the last two weeks it is because we've been redoing my studio.  I felt I needed more space as I'm beginning to work on larger pieces (see Nebula below) AND the clutter was getting to me. It seemed...