Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Encaustic Painting - the last week (for now)

Lisa - What is Back There?

Lisa - Encapsulated Plaid

Elizabeth - Silver/Plexi Breakout

Elizabeth - Clouds and Trees

Firing up the Creme Brulee

Veggie Salad, thanks to Lisa:

1/3 c chopped cilantro
1/3 c olive oil
1tsp cumin
2 T balsamic
2 c northern beans (drained rinsed)
1 can black beans (drained rinsed)
3 stalks celery- chopped
1 red bell pepper chopped
1 can corn
1/2 c red onion
salt and pepper to taste

would be good: avocado, grape tomatoes, etc.

And finally -

Here's a potential itinerary for the 29th:
- meet at my house
- studio
- lunch at Cafe Japon
- WSG Gallery
- the Online Paper Store
- Hollander's (if time)
Anything else?

Friday, June 5, 2009

Encaustic Painting - week 9

Here are your images. Next week's events and "tips" are at the bottom.

Barbara - Texture 1

Krissy - School Days

Elizabeth - Pudding Stone, close up

Lisa - Easy Maze

Lisa - Inverse

We'll continue with what we've been doing. I'll demonstrate attaching the cleat to the plexiglas, adhering silver leaf with gold size to clear plexiglas.

It's party time. Everyone ready for a group photo?

Life and art tips -
From Maya Lin -
Don't not do something because of laziness.

From Candace Pappas (Chelsea, Michigan painter) -
If you're trying to decide if your artwork is finished or not, do this thought experiment. Image your piece alone on a white museum wall. You're walking down the hall, you turn the corner and see your artwork. Are you pleased?

The music from last week was Guy Clark from Keepers

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Encaustic Painting - week 8

Last week's work. See you Wednesday.

Lisa - The Jungle

Lisa - Topography

Lisa - Tropics

Elizabeth - Clouds

Elizabeth - Dots

Krissy - Palimpsest

Krissy - Lake Huron

Krissy - Dusky Thoughts

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Encaustic Painting - week 7

Hi. I'm going to show you how to do wax monoprints this week. Please bring 20 or more sheets of paper. You may experiment with various papers or bring a notebook with all the same type of paper. I'll bring some mylar for you to try also.

Also, if you have (don't buy) oil sticks, pastels, grease pencils, anything like that you may want to bring that also.

Krissy - Mossy Well

Elizabeth - Back Hip Pocket

Krissy - Blue Tips

Elizabeth - Day 1

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Encaustic Painting - week 6

Hi everyone. Here are your images. The things to bring for this week are below the pictures.

Elizabeth - Vortex 2

Elizabeth - Alessa's Early Work

Krissy - Mossy Wall

Here are the demos I'm going to do:
- painting on plexiglas (I'll bring 12x12 pieces of plexi you can buy from me if you want. If you want cleats I'll have to order those.) I'll demo how to attach the cleats.
- attaching aluminum leaf (I'll bring some leaf you may use)
- poured wax (repeat demo)
- collage (repeat demo) Bring items you may want to collage - anything really.

See you Wednesday.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Encaustic Painting - week 5

Elizabeth - Vortex 1
Good morning everyone. I'm going to demonstrate stencils and ironing on wax. You don't need to bring anything special for that. I'll ask on Wednesday who needs what for repeat demonstrations and we'll sort them out for the next weeks.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Encaustic Painting - week 4

Hi everyone, I hope you're enjoying this beautiful weekend.
The information about this week's class is below our images.

Krissy - Nevada

Elizabeth - Stratosphere

Elizabeth and anyone else who is interested, I checked Stadium Hardware for Propane torches. They have one with a hose - a Bernzomatic Hose Torch for $43.99. It has a 4' hose. I think it is the same one I use or else similar. If anyone wants to call Stadium Hardware (734-663-8704) and buy it with your credit card, I'll be glad to pick it up and bring it to class for you. Please tell the Stadium Hardware person that I will be picking it up for you.

I'm not going to bring the white gesso unless someone asks me to.

What I'll be demonstrating this week:

2 ways of painting with wax on panels with images adhered to them
making shapes and lines with stencils
adhering an image to a panel - for Lisa and whomever wants to see it again
collage - for Lisa and whomever wants to see it again

What you may want to bring this week:

images or drawings to adhere to panels
the usual mass of encaustic bits