Well shut my mouth. Thank each of you who commented; wow, I feel connected again. That feels wonderful.
These are images from a sample I made for my class this Thursday. We are learning to mix paint and to paint directly from the hot palette. No bars of color (at first), no containers of swoony colors already mixed up.
My feeling is that color mixing and color theory are the basis for all painted work and we will be learning how to use color, to mix color and in the process we will paint in wax. I'll show you class work with the permission of the creators.
We'll be doing simple paintings like this; basically color book paintings with glazes. Yummy wax.
These puppies are all packed up and ready to go.
Here's what John's corn experiment looks like today. It was waist high by the 4th of July and it's gaining speed. The potatoes behind it are as tall as I am. (okay, I'm practically a pygmy, but still ...)
We met a woman this morning at the farmer's market who had never heard of fava beans. My jaw dropped. I love favas more than ice cream. More than chocolate. Less than salt caramel.
Here are the steps for every single bean. Two peelings. So if I'm willing to do that you know I love them.
Peel a bunch of fava beans twice like in the picture
Have some chopped onion ready in a bowl.
Blanch the favas about 1 1/2 minutes
Pour the drained favas over the onions
Drizzle on olive oil
Mix it all up and eat it.
There's hardly ever left overs but if that should ever happen they are awesome the next day cold.
July. Officially my second favorite month. I'll bring news back from the Wax Campers. Be crafty!
PS (added the next morning after receiving several wax class inquiries) - Don't forget that I'm teaching an online encaustic class in October. Information here.