Thursday, July 25, 2013

Join Me for a Workshop on the Oregon Coast

I'm pleased to let you know about my next workshop--it's at one of my favorite places! What better place to play with buried treasure than the Oregon Coast?

Wabi-Sabi Buried Treasure
 Mixed Media & 3-D Embellishments with Encaustic

Saturday, August 17  10-4
Held at Bloom Artscape in Yachats, Oregon

We'll use papers and layers of encaustic medium and paint to create thick and textured pieces with 3-D touches. We’ll be working on wood panels and transforming an old book. 

Making this work is exciting--a kind of archaeological excavation in reverse! I'll show you how to create primal and mysterious work that invites the viewer to imagine a story woven into the piece with each layer and element.

You'll learn how to add layers of wax and specialty papers and how to incise into the work to show what has come before. As you add and scrape back you'll become intimate with your materials and express your deepest self.

Register through Sandy and visit the Bloom site to see more about this unique workshop.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Back from New Mexico

I can't believe it's been so long since I posted here! We recently took a wonderful road trip to New Mexico. Highlights involved visiting our friends Don and Donna in Albuquerque and then taking what's known as the "High Road" to Taos. The high road is full of little, lovely towns which are loaded with art and artists. One of our favorites is Hand Artes Gallery in Truchas, NM. We admired the work of many artists who show there. A favorite from previous visits is Sheila Mahoney-Keefe. Check out the Hand Artes site to get a bit of the magical flavor of the art and of the Southwest that inspires the art.

Check out my other blog, Wabi-Sabi Art Workshop, to see more about the inspiring trip! 

Moab     Oil and Cold Wax on Panel   10" x 8"

While in Taos, I visited with Leighanna Light and Tom Ashman, fellow art retreat instructors and very fine artists. Leighanna and I will be offering a workshop at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House in Taos in 2014, The dates are May 17-23. I'll have lots more to tell you about this dream come true soon. I'll also post more very soon about my 5-day workshop coming up in December at Hacienda Mosaico in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, another dreamy venue.