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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Encaustic in San Miguel

Here I am with my class mates in San Miguel; studying with a lovely new teacher and learning how she does things in her studio.
I'm on the slowest internet connection I can imagine - very difficult. It has taken me 2 1/2 hours to upload 4 images but I am nothing if not determined. I want to share my 2 day class with the superb teacher Ezshwan Winding. You will have to Google her name; she has videos and a great blog but I am too wiped out to spend any more time on links. I'll add them to the sidebar when I return home.
Mexico at 7,000 ft. altitude has special challenges for the encaustic artist. The torches want to sputter in the oxygen poor atmosphere; things take longer to heat up, even the strikers act reluctant to do their jobs.
Here is Ezshwan with one of her large encaustics. She is very interesting, having lived in Spain for some years and traveling widely before making San Miguel her home. Classically trained, she is equally comfortable with realism as well as abstraction. Goodness, my blog is acting so weird. It won't let me start a new paragraph!! Anyway, there are still a few spots left in my March class in Malibu (again, see the sidebar for the link) - I am so excited to hit the ground running on my return and meet with my new friends in southern California. Art makes everything incredibly exciting and new. I will bring you the latest. xo

     


13 comments:

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

Wow Judy, I just looked the teacher up, her work is AMAZING! You must be in heaven. Look forward to seeing more! Hope you had a happy valentines day♥
Much Love,
Jenny

Victoria said...

You have found my favorite teacher and my favorite place in the world!!
Ezshwan is so talking about you and your work!!! I am so glad you found each other and have shared!!

Victoria
www.victoriapierce.com

Pam McKnight said...

I love San Miguel, and I just recently found I love Encaustics...what a great combo. I looked up the workshops...maybe someday. Thanks for posting and I feel for your slow connection!

Connie Lou said...

Beautiful post, sorry about your internet challenges! What a great opportunity, I am envious!

apaperbear said...

A beautiful post! I even like the drips of wax. Happy, safe travels my dear.

Meri said...

Looks like tons of fun. I'll be engrossed in an encaustic workshop from Friday til Sunday evening -- my answer to not being able to work with adequate ventilation during cold periods.

Lynn said...

Thanks for taking the time to share all this beauty! Glad you are having such a good time.

wanda miller said...

OH, thank you for sharing, judy! this was interesting to me as well about the altitude. you've got me even more excited about taking your's and stephanies' class!

Clare Wassermann said...

Well it looks so interesting even if it is at altitude.

Teddi said...

Oh my encaustic holy loveliness!

Jess said...

Oh my gosh!! Those painting make me swoon... You should have heard the "Ooooh" coming from my house. Can you come to Sacramento and teach? :)

BJ Lantz said...

How wonderful for you, Sistah Judy :-)

Paulette said...

I'm glad you had the determination to up load the pic's Looks like you are having a blast. I have some good friends in San Miguel. One is a writer Susan Page her husband owns a gallery. Looking forward hearing from you regarding the workshops in Florence OR.