This is the third encaustic workshop in my series of four that I am presenting here at Art & Soul at Ocean City. Take all four classes to gain mastery in encaustic painting technique, or jump in anywhere along the way just for fun. Luminous Encaustics Studio on-the-Road brings excellent encaustic instruction right to your door, with a full encaustic studio set up, and small class size for personal instruction.
Now our encaustic painting foundation is expanded and delighted.
Encaustic Wax has a way of expressing scumbled surfaces that are delicious. The painting’s waxy surface allows for muted smokey pigment rubs over luminously layered undertones, that cannot be achieved in any other art form. And besides, the process of moving, pushing, and digging into frangrant warm wax is so primitive – so satisfying. It’s a healing agent in and of itself.
We will make best use of the qualities of this versatile healing art form, and open our senses to push our visual language. Let us explore the expression of visual form by allowing simple things to speak in their language to us. This allows us to be the simple interpreters to our impressions of the soft wax. The example paintings here depict bulbs, turnips, onion, scallion. The objects themselves become merely a jumping off point for pure color and form expression. Using rice paper, tea bags and other delicate substances as embedded collage, our paintings will be guided to expressive distressed forms.
When concept and form are matched with vivid color layering and pigmented surface rubs, our paintings are able to match the language of our spirit and we feel complete.
Simply by referencing your subjects in an emotive/expressive way, you will close the gap between you and your inner artist.
Join me and try it for yourself. Distressing Forms is a beautiful and satifsying way to express yourself without “drawing”. Let yourself off the drawing hook, and get expressive in wax.
All levels of experience and non-experience welcome! For more information, go to luminousencaustics.com or email me at email@example.com.
Techniques covered in this workshop: artmaking through creativity tapping affirmations, review of various techniques, expressive drawing through visual language, embedding collage, textured surfaces, complimentary & split-complimentary color palettes, surface pigment rubs.
Materials Fee $45 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Encaustic medium, encaustic paint, use of encaustic brushes, griddles, skillets, little wax pots, torches, a variety of encaustic scraping, incision tools and tweezers, bits of rice paper and tea bags for embedding, pigment stick, oil paint, color charts and wheels, handouts including luminous encaustics affirmations.
Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
1. 3 wood painting boards (cradle boards are nice!), 8”x8” is a good size
2. A few wads of paper towels for clean up
3. 3-4 pairs of Nitrile gloves
4. Wax paper for transporting paintings
1. If you own a small torch, please bring it as we will be sharing. Just empty it before placing it in your luggage, and put a note on it that says its empty.
2. We will be working with expressing visual imagery, so maybe jot down any ideas you get ahead of time, like “I really love the veins in cabbage leaves”, or “streetlamps are so pretty at dusk” or “my dogs tail is crazy!”
3. If you have personal collage papers you’d like to embed into your paintings, please bring them.
4. If you own a color wheel, please bring it. ?
Many of the required supplies may be pre-ordered from Artistic Artifacts. They will be ready and waiting for you to pick up when you arrive at the retreat.
To order supplies, contact Artistic Artifacts.