NEW WORKS in ENCAUSTIC My passions for drawing and painting fits the challenges of Encaustic an ancient media. Incorporating collage and batik dyed paper I controlled for color while allowing for lovely accidents to occur with a pencil butane torch and various carving tools like nails, Exacto knives and natural bubbles for effect. Consciously designing compositions while cutting back to previous layers creates more depth.
"AGUA", above, 9"x9" on wood substrate. Currently NOT FOR SALE.
In April 2012, I learned more techniques at Mary Beth Shaw and Julie Snidle's Encaustic Workshop. Opening her well equipped studio in the historic Soulard area of St. Louis MO Julie Snidle was an efficient instructor.
Shadowed by leaves on a lovely afternoon it wasn't the recommended photography, as you likely know dear friends. But quite lovely still, giving you an image of work in process. Batik paper initially laid in is visible as a pattern of circles and a grid. Next area of work, the dark lines that engaged with ultramarine blue.
Women's Caucus for Art celebrated its 40th Anniversary. My page in St. Louis, MO's RED BOOK of the many country wide: