Supplies generously donated by R&F Encaustic for the workshop.
Yesterday I returned home from a week of study at Cullowhee Mountain Arts at Western Carolina University with Lisa Pressman. The class was an advanced encaustic painting class. It was informative, fun, and very satisfying.
I have had a desire to make progress in this medium for a couple of years and I finally have enough information to begin the process in ernest. I highly recommend Lisa as a teacher and as a person. She is willing to spend personal time with you answering questions and concerns and also willing to give honest and thoughtful feedback on what you are doing and how to improve your work both technically and aesthetically.
This is an example of a class exercise which involved drawing directly on an unwaxed cradled board, adding medium and then white paint. The piece was taken further after these processes. During the class I began perhaps 10 boards and will be evaluating them to see what they need over the next weeks.
On the last morning of class we presented the work for everyone to view. Everyone was invited to see the best work from each class member. There were many supportive comments from the class and guidance from Lisa.
My best to everyone in the class and many thanks to Lisa for another great class!