Friday, April 17, 2015

Time Flies...

...when you're having fun!  And I have been having fun.  Continuing to dabble in encaustic painting. I've taken a few on line classes from Shari Replogle and last weekend I was able to take an "in person" class from her at Artiscape.  Lots of information, lots of wax, lots of Shiva Oil Paintstiks, lots of fun. I am hooked! Here's a look at what I came up in class.  It continues to evolve. At some point I just need to stop...

And while on the topic of Encaustic painting, Shari is teaching an online workshop " Encausticology" Encaustic Image Exploration! (click the title to find out more). There are just a few more days for the early bird special price of 55.00. On April 21 it will go up to the regular workshop price of 65.00.  

And one more advertisement, if you are in the Dayton, OH area on May 8, join me for the monthly Art Journal class at Marco's Paper from 10-1. We'll play with a plaster page, beeswax & PanPastels.

Enjoying the Journey!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Metal embossing video

In December I posted about a class that I took called an Encaustic and Metal Journal.  In that post I mentioned a video that would be posted about embossing metal.  Here it is! Yay! Kudos to my husband for a great job on the putting the video together, especially the intro.  Hope you enjoy the video Embossing Art Metal.


Thursday, January 29, 2015

I love Pan Pastels!!

Donna Downey posted today about Pan Pastels and her online classes. I had to comment!  I first met Pan Pastels at Donna's first Inspired event in Nov of 2011.  Love at first stroke of buttery smoothness!

One of our many journal pages. So. Much. Fun!
After that introduction I began exploring Pan Pastels online and started taking some of Donna's classes.  I have an art journal full of exploration of this delightful medium from her online classes!
Pan Pastel through a mask over Ranger color wash

One of my favorite lessons  - love the contrast. Don't be afraid of dark darks.
Continuing my exploration by copying other paintings.
Same painting but on differing surfaces.
And by seeing  how Pan Pastels play with other mediums,
(more details here)

including encaustic. See this blog post.

Donna's classes (both online & in person) have given me a foundation and inspired me to pursue Pan Pastels. It was great to walk through the early exploration hand-in-hand, so to speak, with Donna. Great (and entertaining) instruction, detailed product lists, and helpful handouts.

My delight in Pan Pastels has continued as I've introduced others to them while teaching at Marco's Paper, a store in Dayton, OH.
Tease of a previous Christmas class

Learned my love of image transfer from Donna also! Combine that with Pan Pastels
(and Ten Second Studio metallic patina'd paint on the frame) - Heaven!
Oh, And modeling paste :-)
Had to teach how to make those amazing, dimensional hearts!
I hope you'll be inspired to take some, or all, of Donna's Pan Pastel classes.  Jump in! The waters great!