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About jbart3916

Artist, specializing in original drawings, paintings, and collages.

Encaustic: A new adventure

Last week I had the opportunity to take part in an Encaustic workshop with artists Jeffrey Hirst and Lisa Pressman, at Jeff’s studio in Chicago.

It is a fascinating process, but in 5 days I was primarily consumed with trying to master the process/techniques of working with hot wax.  I made some progress, but have a LONG, LONG way to go.  The following are in progress experiments which I hope to complete this Fall (once I set up an area of my own studio where I can work with the encaustic materials). Each piece is 12″ x 12″.


Lowlands 2

Lowlands 2

acrylic/collage/colored pencil/graphite on 8″x 16″ stretched canvas


Rocky Shoreline 3

Rocky Shoreline 3

acrylic/colored pencil on 12″x 12″ stretched canvas

sold


Mindscape 42

Mindscape 42

acrylic/collage/colored pencil on 12″x 12″ stretched canvas


check out the entire Mindscape series


Vital Forms

Vital Forms

acrylic/collage on 24″x 30″ stretched canvas

check out the Vital Forms series


Lakeshore Variations

Lakeshore Variations

For these pieces, I began with a pen and ink drawing of trees on the shore of Lake Superior.  I then had the drawing reproduced, then cut, pasted, drew on, and reconfigured the elements to create new compositions on 5″x 7″ boards. Very fun and very relaxing.  These are just a few of the ones I have completed thus far, with plans to do more, as each one suggests ideas for another.

     

     

       


Pastel Overlook

Pastel Overlook

5″x 5″x 1-1/2″ acrylic/collage/colored pencil

sold


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