Sunday, January 15, 2012

More photos from the opening

The gallery was filled all evening

Artists all

By the end of the evening, my feet hurt!

Crowd spread to the street

more of the over-flow

I just met Annie,  who will be part of the advanced workshop this week.

Hannah, on the right is the gallery owner who made the show possible and the other 2 beautiful girls are her efficient staff.Thanks to all.

Opening of solo encaustic show

There were crowds of people who came to the opening of the show last night. I got the chance to explain the encaustic process to many who had never heard of it. Here's what the gallery owner wrote:

"Tonight the gallery One Hannah Jarmain Art had a great Opening!celebrating Ezshwan Winding with over one hundred guests who came to see 30 of her beautiful abstract in Encaustic.

Ezshwan the master of the wonderful and intriguing Encaustic Art would encourage you to feel and touch a painting. Not only to look but feel its sensual smooth curves and to look beyond the two dimensional exterior to discover an intriguing story in each.
- "One can endear and take home an art piece, to feel its Energy, to live with its Beauty and Harmony.  Undoubtedly you actually own art as valuable as a museum piece."

A couple of nights ago I saw on Museum Secrets, a plain black square hang in the Hemitage Museum, it painted by the Russian artist "Kazimir Malevich"in 1915- under Stalin horrible oppressive years. Stalin didn't like artists to teach people to think so abstract art was forbidden.
Stalin wanted Art to be easily understood and serve as political propaganda.
The complete black square was the artist Kazimir Malevich's way to protest against the Stalin 's oppression of artistic expression. Later it was sold for a million pounds at an Auction.

We had numerous friends old and new sharing our love of art tonight. All searching for one's own version of the black square by the amazing Ezshwan Winding..."

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

figurative encaustic

I had a pleasant surprise this morning to find that one of my encaustic nude paintings was featured on this blog:

  Yesterday, while instructing the staff at Galeria One on the encuastic process, a tiny, old Mexican woman came in the gallery asking if I wanted her to model for me. As it happens, I had been thinking about adding some figures to some of my unfinished encaustic "wall" paintings. I felt they were lacking in a focus. What a face this woman has! I made an appointment with her and we will meet in the gallery in 2 weeks, after the show opens Saturday and my week of giving workshops.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

encaustic sales

Yesterday, I dropped off a couple of large paintings at the gallery that will be hosting my new show that opens in a week, along with 5 smaller ones in box frames. The show will not be hung until Monday when I can deliver more paintings from a gallery that is in another town. To our happy surprise, 2 of the small paintings were sold yesterday. They are both 10" x 10"