Diversity . The antonym is "Uniformity" Years ago someone suggested it would be better for my career if I would stick to one style and medium so my work could be easily be recognized. I have been working professionally since I was 21. I was hired by a book publisher in Chicago to work in the art department. I am now 85 years old. That would have been a lot of years making the same paintings. I wouldn't have lasted or kept my sanity.
August was a busy month. I had a full encaustic workshop, a drawing class and a new student learning to paint portraits in oil. I love it; going back and forth from abstract to figurative and using different techniques. In between, I have started another mixed media, encaustic abstract.
|If you can measure and understand negative space, you can draw.|
|First we laid out our palettes, and started with the darkest darks, working through the mediums and the lightest color is last.|
|Everyone was busy making their original encaustic paintings. Next week is a new class|
I start with the white milk paint base; apply watercolor and diluted inks and then the clear encaustic. Lots more layers to come.