Saturday, June 29, 2013

organic market in San Miguel

Saturday mornings are always a treat at the organic market. There you can eat the best, cheapest, tastiest breakfast in town, listen to young musicians, meet friends and shop for natural, gourmet food.

 Pictures explain more than words.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Painting Portraits in Encasutic AGAIN

encasutic on paper

illustration from book
I have been having challenges with the link for the book Painting Portraits in encaustic. I finally figured out that my problem is either Firefox or Gmail. Safari and Yahoo opens the link. I would appreciate it if some of you could link on the link and let me know if you can open it.

I have 2 other books on Blurb - one of images of my abstract encasutic paintings and the other is figurative painting in encaustic. They are both available for sale.

Then if that isn't enough, I have 2 digital book available on Amazon. One is my memoir,
 Fireworks at Dawn 

and the other is the Power of Color.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Today we finished the two day Introduction to encaustic. I love it when everyone takes the technique and makes it their own. To see some of the finished pieces, check out my workshop blog. Everyone is planning on returning for an advanced technique class. We begin on Thursday with 3 new participants and 2 from this class
lunch break on the terrace

Explaining oil glazes

It's the middle of day 2 and everyone is engrossed in their work

It can be a long day, so it good to take a break from work to check out others work

Using the torch is sometimes a challenge, so I am helping with some fushing

Monday, June 10, 2013

New Link for Painting Portraits in Encasutic

The previously posted link for my latest book, Painting Portraits in Encaustic has been changed. I am sorry if any of you have tried to order it and not been able to. It is 7" x 7" and easy to manage in your studio. There are 88 pages showing 2 different approaches to encaustic portrait techniques. I showed it to a artist friend of mine - a constructionist, and she said, " Even I could paint a portrait following this." That was very good to hear.

Please let me know what you think about the book.

Here is the new link:

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Encaustic sculpture - finished

I finished the self portrait for the show at the Encaustic Art Institute. "Nest Egg". It isn't a good likeness, since it is missing the wrinkles and lines on my face.

 I was asked if I used a mold, plaster or other things in building it. No. It is 100% encaustic. I started with a lump of warm wax - a result of lots of scraping from my students and myself, to mold some rough features. Then after cutting and refining with clay tools, I painted flesh tones from my figurative painting palette. ( See my book, Painting Portraits in Encaustic, available on Blurb) After a few days of work, I mounted the cool sculpture on a nest painting that I made last year. The eggs are encaustic also.