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Monday, June 01, 2009

Asilomar Hot Palette Encaustic

On the second day at Asilomar I taught a class in hot palette encaustic. This is where we mix the wax medium on the hot palette with the color pigment to mix our own colors and paint with brushes. In addition, we experimented with a variety of wax techniques which you will see in the following photographs.

And so in no particular order, is a sampling of the beautiful work produced in class. Collage including tissue collage and random texture pigmented wax above.

Collage, wax, metal, intaglio.

Tissue collage, inclusions, pigmented wax.

Pure hot palette painting. Wax and pigment.

This one has a little bit of everything I think. Encaustic collage.

Pure hot palette painting. Wax and pigment.

Encaustic collage.

Pure hot palette painting. Wax and pigment.

Encaustic collage, faux gold leaf, tissue inclusions, wax and pigment.

Pure hot palette painting. Wax and pigment. A bit of stencil work across the bottom.

Wax collage, carbon transfer, tissue, stencil work.

Pure hot palette painting. Wax and pigment. Stencilled borders.

Tissue collage, faux gold leaf, wax and pigment.

Pure hot palette painting. Wax and pigment. Transfers, inclusions.

Wax, pigment, collage, inclusions, transfers.

Pure hot palette painting. Wax and pigment. Tissue inclusions.

Wax, pigment, transfers, collage, faux gold leaf.

Wax, collage, tissue, transfer.

Wax, pigment, transfer, intaglio, collage, tissue, gosh knows what all. Wheeeee!

Three works by the same artist in a variety of wax techniques.

Three works by the same artist in a variety of wax techniques.

Wax, collage, tissue, faux gold leaf.

Wax, pigment, collage, amber shellac.

Here are the wonderful students minus a few; patient and accepting of the power problems which challenged us but did not stop us. The night after teaching this class I dreamed I was drowning and they were throwing showers of life preservers to me. It was a wonderful, wonderful day and there was an amazing amount of work produced.

Here is an overview of some of the work. As you can see, there are pieces that I didn't even get photographed; I did my best but always miss a few. The day, the people, the experience was wonderful. One more day to go.

6 comments:

Meri said...

Wow -- that's a huge amount of work! And it's fun to see the process/materials summary after every piece.

MB Shaw said...

Fabulous works, but I am not surprised considering the fabulous teacher :-)

Candace said...

Judy, thank you again for sharing this experience with those of us who are out here in Blogovia. Fantastic colours and images... that last photo heartbreaking in its beauty, the sheer volume these students poured out of themselves.

Oh yes, and Drowning? LOTS of creativity flowing out, lots of new things to and fro. That's My personal Greek Freak's interpretation. Your students throwing you life preservers? Lots of responsibilities, lots of new ideas for them.
All good stuff.
Take care!
Candace in Athens.

Lynn Fisher said...

Wow, I love the effects...slightly different from the Valley Ridge class. Looks really interesting and fun! Thanks for teh great pics Judy!

femminismo said...

Great work! I love the portraits, of course. Some look like people I know! Or maybe it's wishful thinking on my part because I miss them (the real people). Lovely, wonderful work by all students! - Jeanne

An Altered Life said...

Ooooh, I feel so inspired! Thanks for posting this, it looks like it was a wonderful class.