What a week and it's only Thursday! I'll show lots of photos and keep the words brief. If you love encaustic I'll link to the presenters at the Conference so you can see the kinds of work represented there. Interspersed will be some new things that I did since returning home. I have an art fair next weekend which is why I've been out of circulation. I'm behind.
Lovely Linda Womack signing her new book for a purchaser. She sold every single book she brought and everyone was buzzing about what a great book it is. You can get one after the 15th on her website. It has techniques, instructions and lots of examples for you to study.
This is Julie Shaw Lutts showing us how she puts her assemblages together. She has a great website for you to visit; all you collage artists will swoon.
The R & F Paint display. Can you say yum yum and bye bye to your buyer's restraint? I went for the paint sticks which are softer and creamier than other kinds in addition to 3 new colors that looked like ice cream. My weakness!
This is Nash Hyon. I couldn't find a website for you but she demonstrated techniques to use on fabric that is incorporated into the wax. She showed us that you can write on it, print on it and alter it in a variety of ways. So many ideas!
Another piece with John's Grandparents in the photograph at the bottom. I love old photographs. If you have family pictures I can use in my work I would love to have them in an email. (Most of mine were lost in a fire last Thanksgiving.)
This is the collage artist Nathan Margalit from South Africa and England. I resonated strongly with his approach (playful and eccentric). He has me using my tacking iron now which I never did previously. Wonderful suggestions from him for making marks on paper to collage.
This is Russell Thurston a completely wild and innovative artist who will put a heat gun to almost anything. He worked with alkyd, powdered pigments (flying through the air!), oil paint, wax paper stencils and pure bravado to create some of the most amazing effects on wax I've ever seen. Very inspiring.
Get a load of my desk. Impossible. No time to clean - I just shove it aside and make enough room for a little piece of work. I owe everyone. I'll get caught up. Just not quite yet.
I'm having too much fun with wax to stop and do what I should be doing.
And making background paper with my carved rubber stamps. I like to get them sloppy wet with acrylic. The sploogie results are better than the crisp ones. Let it drip and run.
Last one. All the photos are from my family collection and that's me in more than one. See you soon!