Saturday, September 26, 2015

Indian Summer

12" x 12" mixed media on cradled panel

12" x 12" mixed media on cradled panel

6" x 6" mixed media on cradled panel

Several weeks ago fall classes resumed and I am teaching encaustic painting in 2 locations (The Evanston Art Center and the North Shore Art League). Making time to create new work remains a priority each week. I have always used demo paintings as a tool to teach techniques. I work at home to complete demos started in class then bring them back to discuss how each piece was completed, this process usually involves some problem solving.

We have also worked with shellac burns and transfer foils...

and worked on building textures in wax.

The next few classes will cover drawing with wax using tjanting tools, mixing inks with wax, embedding objects, and encaustic monotypes.

My personal goal is to develop a new body of larger work that encompasses abstract landscapes defined with textures and colorful layers of wax... there aren't enough hours in the day.