Here are three pieces of student work in encaustic made at my studio in Boulder, Colorado by three different artists. I’m excited to share them with you because of the range in sensibility they show. When I teach encaustic it is my goal to help artists new to the medium find their own personal way into it. Interested? My next workshop, Basic Encaustic, is slated for Saturday, November 19th.
Private Lesson: This artist came to the studio with a strong sense of subject and composition inspired by her work in encaustic with another instructor. We worked together to fill the technical gaps in her encaustic education and she left the studio with the beginnings of a new series based on botanical imagery that showcased her intuitive, fluent paint handing.
Encaustic Transfer: The two things that stand out to me when I look at this aritst’s work are the understated palette – look how the red works almost as a neutral here – and the atmospheric approach to mark-making. The red and black marks on this piece that appear to have been drawn on to the panel were made using encaustic transfer techniques.
I add workshops to my schedule by request as my schedule allows so if there’s something you are interested in that you’re not seeing on the schedule, let me know and I will see what I can do. Private lessons available by request.