I am offering a new beginner workshop called Encaustic Sampler: Whimsical Landscapes.
The word whimsical has often been used to describe my work. Early on, wanting to be taken more seriously, I wasn’t sure that I liked the term but have decided embrace it especially as a way to inspire play and imagination. I like the Cambridge Dictionary American English definition: “unusual and using imagination.”
When I paint, I usually immediately think about creating a landscape. This could be a landscape of the body or of the earth. I am not concerned though with creating something that is an actual place on the world map. I am more interested in the map that is made through imagination and the play with your materials. I like to explore and imagine myself as a painter archaeologist so that within these landscapes there are discoveries to be made. Unexpected transformations are taking place or artifacts are buried, waiting to be discovered.
Encaustic Sampler: Whimsical Landscapes
I describe the workshop in this way:
This 2 hour workshop offers the opportunity to explore encaustic and make a variety of imaginative landscapes. This is perfect for the beginner who is not sure what to make. You will create a small series of mini landscape paintings.
So I see this as a great way to try out encaustic painting. You don’t have to worry about what to make. You will divide your composition into two sections – sky and earth and use the techniques I show you in the demonstration to watch coloured wax merge and flow together, build texture, scratch in lines, bury treasure… Let your imagination take you on a journey to a new or forgotten destination.
Visit my (click here) Workshop Page to find out more about my classes from February – June, 2019.