Thursday, September 5, 2013

Still Immersed in Encaustic

Well, I am still heavily into encaustics.  I haven't painted with acrylic for a couple of months.  I guess I needed to expand a bit.  I am very frustrated learning this new medium, but I am also having fun, so I guess I will continue.  There is a steep learning curve, and I am having to do a lot of reading.  The best sources I have found are Patricia Seggebruch's books and Daniella Woolf's first book.  I have been experimenting with a lot of the ideas from the books and some are coming out better than others?  What I really need is a workshop, preferably a five day one.  I haven't found anything I am interested in before the first of the year.  Daniella Woolf will be having one in early 2014, but I don't have a date yet.  Patricia's Encausticamp is not until next July, and I can't wait that long.

Here are some of the pieces that I like the best from all my experimenting.  As you can see, I am into black, white and red right now.


  1. Love these Sue! Have you taken any classes with Larry Calkins in Seattle? His work is really interesting and I had always wished that I had taken one of his classes when I was in Seattle. I don't know if he does 5 day workshops though.

  2. Sue I hope I can see these "up close" after the studio tour!Lovely!