Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Faux Encaustic Workshop

Recently I had the pleasure of attending a three day workshop with artist and teacher Barbara DePirro, a Golden Working Artist. The workshop, Faux Encaustic, was all about techniques to create the look of encaustic painting with acrylic medium, gels and paints instead of pigmented hot wax. The hot wax painting is very toxic, so creating the look of encaustic with acrylics is highly appealing. Barbara is a very dedicated artist and concerned about health and the environment. Along with the painting techniques she taught us how to properly dispose of our used rinse water and when to use protection with toxic products.

Barbara DePirro

There were a number of people from our area, the North Olympic Peninsula, and a few from out of the area. Everyone had fun learning and creating with Golden products.

Happy workshop participants, Diane Franchini on the left and Mary Franchini on the right, Mary was the driving force (with Sequim Arts) to bring Barbara and this workshop to this area.
Mary works with mixed media, collage and acrylic paint. Her work can be seen here.

Barbara Boerigter creates conceptual found object sculpture, handmade paper and collage. Her art can be seen here.

Karin Anderson works with collage, mixed media, and acrylic. Her artwork can be seen here.

Ryoko Toyama creates with watercolor and
mixed media. Her art can be seen here.

Arlene Mraz does very unique artwork using watercolor, acrylic, gouache, and pen and ink. She uses a "No mistakes, No Rules" approach to her paintings. The Pike Place Market in Seattle is where she sells her art, see it here.

Coming soon: Some of my experiments using the techniques I learned in this workshop.


Dan Mihaliak said...

Great site and great post. Wish I could attend such a seminar.

Patti said...

I'm SO envious! I've done a little with beeswax but would love to take a workshop like this - can't wait to see your results.

violetteb said...

I like the photos of the workshop. Very nice to see everyone at work.

austin said...

"Art should start the journey not end it." I like that a lot.

Thanks for linking to the gallery. I enjoyed it very much.


The Muse said...

Wonderful collective of artists and styles! Seminars are the best aren't they? My classes are always full and I love every minute of it..!
Oh thank you for promoting the joy of artistic vision!

cat said...

Looks like an interesting class!
Thanks for sharing your photos and look forward to seeing some of your work.

xgenesis007 said...

Do you use leaves for your art ? Like creating images out of it? That's really cool!

Free Music said...

great site indeed

nilo said...

You have an excellent talent, I used to paint also. Thumbs up!

ainesse said...

cant wait to see this technique you learned at the workshop. Keep in good health and hope your faux encaustic work is going well.

(second time visitor)

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