Monday, August 29, 2011

Playing with Mud!

The past couple of days, Cindy and I have been experimenting with mud! Having way too much fun as usual. Here are a couple of photos...
Some of our work in progress

More details and final pieces to follow!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Encaustic Workshop

I'm back from a wonderful trip to R&F Encaustic Paints in Kingston, NY! What a cool place. I flew in to LGA, went to Grand Central and took a train north along the Hudson to Poughkeepsie. Wow, great scenery! I think it was just great to get away from everything, on my own. I don't get to do that very often, so it was nice. It was a nice long "me" weekend! I took two workshops at R&F. The first was with Laura and the second was with Cynthia. Both were fabulous! Thanks Darin for setting this all up! I had lots of time to create and practice some new techniques. Here are some photos of the pieces I completed in the workshops:

This is one is completed after learning some texture techniques from Laura...

And these are two that I completed after learning collage techniques in encaustic with Cynthia:

In addition to encaustic, I am still working in my other favorite medium: acrylic/collage. I just finished a large 24 x 36 collage that I donated to Works of Heart. The auction is October the 8th. You should check it out, if you never have. Lots of great pieces donated by some big hearted local artists!
Here is my donation:

Registration for Art of the Carolinas has been open for about a month now! Workshops are selling quickly, so make sure you get your name on the class list you want now. The hotel still has rooms left in our block, so again, be sure to mark your spot at the show! See you there in November!

If you're looking for a great bargain on art supplies before Art of the Carolinas in November, come on over to the Jerry's Artarama in Raleigh for our Back to School Sale! Bargains galore. Best prices guaranteed!