Monday, March 26, 2012

This Saturday: "Who's Your Mummy?"

For those of you who are in the Portland area, here's a reminder about my class this coming Saturday:

Learn to paint encaustic portraits by painting in the style of the Greco-Roman mummy portrait painters! You'll learn how to layer colored wax, how to incise in wax, and how to add an aged look with shellac. Basic encaustic painting knowledge is helpful, but not required. The class will be small, so you'll get lots of individual coaching. 

March 31, 2012 1-5:30
Tuition: 90.
All supplies provided.

Register here

Sunday, March 25, 2012

North LIght Photo Shoot

I had a wonderful time visiting Cincinnati for a photo shoot of step by step instructions for my upcoming book. The studio for F + W Media, parent company of North Light Publishing, reminded me of a theater backstage. Because of my many years in amateur theater this atmosphere holds special magic for me. 

Editor Kristin Conlin and photographer Christine Polomsky made me so welcome and put me at ease right away. I wasn't sure what this week would be like. It was hard work and lots of fun at the same time. Viewing a few of the photos Christine took and hearing Kristy's ideas for the book made it all real--the book will be on the stands in about a year!

I took a few photos in the work studio and also some of an interesting, wabi-sabi type car near the parking lot. The latter gave me a chance to play with my photo editing filters a bit.

Christine (left) and Kristy (right)--miss you already!

Lots of supplies and North Light books--just leave me here...
Where I worked each day
Would you like to buy this car? Actually, I kinda would...where to put it...

Inspiration for a painting?

A mixed media piece, maybe?

Monday, March 12, 2012

Wabi-Sabi Photos

I took some wabi-sabi photos the other day on the way to my neighborhood coffee shop. Two of them served as inspiration for paintings.

Grate Texture

In the Distance  Acrylic on Wood Panel 8" x 8"

Sidewalk Crack

Coming Through    Acrylic/Re-inker on Wood Panel 8" x 8"

Friday, March 9, 2012

Final Installment

Here's the last bunch of photos from Art and Soul, VA Beach. If any of you were in the class and have photos of work that I've missed, please send them to me through my website. I'd love to post them!

More "Mind Your Own Beeswax" Pictures

I hope you've enjoyed looking at the wide variety of stunning creations from my Art and Soul class.Here's the next installment:

Pictures from "Mind Your Own Beeswax" at Art and Soul, VA Beach

Here's the first installment from this delightful group of students: