Saturday, November 19, 2011

Painting With Wax

I got to spend all day Friday playing with colorful wax. I was sicker than a dog, but I had signed up for this all day encaustic workshop a couple of months ago and didn't want to miss it. So armed with cold meds and a very large handkerchief, I made the drive to Deanna's beautiful country home and studio. This was the setting and the view from a couple of windows. It felt luxurious.

My work space. So tidy and full of promise . . . but not tidy for long! Here are before and after shots.

I just love paint pots! I even love the drips, or as Deanna says: Drippity, drip drip.

A word about Deanna. She is everything I want in a teacher: thorough, generous, and patient. She gave us time to create, but was always available if we needed or wanted help. She was encouraging, but not afraid to challenge us. I recommend you take one of her classes if you live in the area.

By the end of the day, I had completed two little encaustics. I was quite pleased with myself and the results!

Toward the end of the day with a little time to spare, I pulled out an unfinished encaustic I had started in Serena Barton's class in the fall. I didn't get a before photo of what I was working on, but here's a link to the class I took with Serena and here is how the piece looked at the end of the day yesterday. I already have an idea of what I plan to do with this encaustic, but will save that for another day.

Deanna and I recently did an art trade and I got to see my Curious Elements hanging in her sun room!


lynda Howells said...

wow...even when you are sick you make amazing Art womanxxxx

Debbie said...

Great results! And yes, Deanna is a great teacher! It looks like it was a very fun and productive day!