Upcoming Retreats

Portland, OR April 2024 - April 14 - 21, 2024

Harrisburg, PA May 2024 - May 13-19, 2024

Portland, OR 2024 August - August 11-18, 2024

Gubbio, Italy 2024 - Sept 28-Oct 8, 2024

Portland, OR 2025 - March 15-24, 2025

Wild & Expressive Portraits in Encaustic

This class is FULL.
You may fill out the form below to be added to the wait list.

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Lora Murphy
9:00 - 4:30
Fri April 19

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$ 185  


Many people would like to try Portraiture in Encaustic but are unsure of where to start and how to proceed. This Workshop will take the mystery out of it. (But not the Magic!!) My step by step instruction will show you how to approach a portrait or figure, from the initial drawing to the final highlight. Working vertically on either canvas or panel, I will demonstrate how to use the hot palette to create luminous skin tones, how to accurately draw the head, how to interpret the light, halftone and shadow and how to paint the features. I will demonstrate the use of water based encaustic paint as one of the final steps in a portrait, creating very expressive passages and transitions 

Materials Fee $40 in cash paid at beginning of class includes:
encaustic medium
hot palettes
Selection of basic colours oil paints
Paint brushes for you to keep

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:

A 12x12 raw wood panel, no gesso
a small selection of your favourite oil paint for the oil and cold wax classes
Lora Murphy Encaustic paint set and a selection of other paint for the encaustic classes only
A Stabilo All pencil
iNKTENSE pencils or blocks Spray bottle with water
Lora Murphy Encaustic paint set and a selection of other encaustic paint
Baby Wipes/paper towels/Gel medium

Your favorite stencils.

selection of vintage book pages optional

Lora Murphy Encaustic paint set and a selection of other paint can be purchased at https://www.fineartstore.com/p-11974-enkaustikos-lora-murphy-portraiture-micro-series-wax-snap-set.aspx

Proud Sponsors for Art & Soul

For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.

Runaway Art and Craft Studio

Runaway Art and Craft Studio is our onsite store and sponsor for Portland, OR Retreats.
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