One of the very first things we talked about was encaustic art - using melted beeswax, in its natural state or with pigmented colour added, to add depth and texture to your artwork. Kathie has had lots of experience with it and I've always wanted to learn more about it, I had a lot of questions for her. So far, I've only had one short class in it and I haven't done anything with it since then and I can't remember much about what I was taught in that class. It has been in the back of my mind for a while now that I'd like to explore this medium more.
Kathie and I shared a table that week for the art courses taught by two lovely human beings, Judy Wise (no stranger to encaustic wax herself, being one of the teachers at Encausticamp) and Katie Kendrick. Some of the art we made that week involved using strips of plaster as a substrata for our paintings. I loved the effect that resulted, it made me think of all those fabulous frescoed walls and ceilings you see in Italy. Plaster with paint and then wax layered over top - sublime!
Sitting with Kathy, I had the pleasure of seeing her creations come to life up close and personal. She made it look effortless and everything she drew, painted and waxed was fabulous.
|Kathie and me|
|Alexis, me, Jeanne and Kathy in Mexico - Oct 2013|
- four amigos!
Why not join me (and Kathie!) in having fun and learning something new? I know I can't wait to get started, how about you?!