Category Archives: Abstracts

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


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


Orange Glow 2

Orange Glow 2

acrylic/collage/colored pencil on 8″x 10″ stretched canvas


River Moods 38

River Moods 38

acrylic/colored pencil/graphite on 18″x 24″ stretched canvas


Mindscape 41

Mindscape 41

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

check out the Mindscape Series


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