Monday, January 17, 2011

Another new class today - Encaustics

I'm keeping up with my New Year resolution of being more experimental and trying lots of new things! Today I took a class in encaustics at Fabrica de la Aurora - something I haven't done before and never really knew that much about.

My mum and I took the class together, taught by Rae Miller.  She is a delightful teacher and made the morning a real pleasure.

When you look at the pigments you can use - who could resist:

Such rich colors
We learnt how to apply the wax with pigment and resin to create different effects - working with textures or smooth, over-fusing or regular fusing, adding metal leaf, adding oil paints, etc etc.

It was fascinating and a good chance to just give it all a try.

Tomorrow, I'll show you one of the paintings I completed using the colors above.   I also did a quick painting at the end of the class which was for my "bird a week" challenge, so I'll show that on Friday.

I love giving all these new techniques and media a try!  This afternoon I had another class too - but more on that later......  You just can't keep me down!!! :-D


Vickie Hallmark said...

Oh, I'm jealous! I've always wanted to try encaustics.

Lorena Angulo said...

ohhhh !!!
I envy you so much !!!!!
You are having such a great time !

vilterietje said...

you're a busy bird! love, riet