Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Bill's photos of the encaustic process - 2

Here is the visual continuation of the encaustic process. These are about stencils.

Photographs by Bill Dillon

Sunday, February 24, 2008

new encaustic work from Feb 21

Kristine - Redux

Alix - Scene 355

Alix - Te del amo

Kristine - One Tree

Jane - Galaxy

Thursday, February 14, 2008

encaustic cradled panels - 21 February, 2008

Hello everyone. Happy Valentine's Day.

Here are some questions to go along with the photo from this beautiful place - Do the places you visit influence your art? Are you able to take inspiration from the beauty or the irony or the unfairness you come across? When you're back at home if you think about the significant times in your life, just before you put pencil to paper or brush to readied panel does it make a difference in what you draw/paint? I think these spectacular mountains are causing me to think of a bigger picture than I usually do so I find I'm asking myself these questions. I thought I'd pass them along to you.

About what to bring next Thursday -
- if you get there right on time or a bit early and you have your own belt clamp you can do, at most, 6 cradle/panels. So you could bring enough cradle pieces for six panels - that is 24 pieces. Most of you don't have that many so bring what you have.
- bring the panels to go with the cradles. We'll put each panel with its cradle together in one go.
- if you have Titebond glue bring it. If you don't have it you can use mine.
- belt clamp if you have it. Those who want to use mine will have to take turns. You have to leave the clamp on the cradle for half an hour before someone else can use it.
- tape measure if you have it

I'll bring the saw in case it's necessary to trim any pieces but I'll leave it in the car until it is needed.

Bring new or old panels to work on while glue is setting, plus regular encaustic bits.
Kristine, I'll bring PVA so you can glue your watercolor to a panel.

I'll do another demo of stencils. Everyone seemed to have some trouble with that. The demo may make more sense since you've tried applying stencils. I'll use some materials besides mylar.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Here is the link to Bill's in process photos - pictures

Friday, February 8, 2008

recent work

Hello Alix, Jane, Caron, Bill and Kristine. Here is some recent work of yours. I missed these when I left early. Bill took the photos and passed them on to me. Some of them are attributed to "from Bill" then a number. Email or comment to let me know whose are whose (using the number) and I'll attach the correct name to the photo. Nice work :-)

I'll try to get Bill's pictures of work going on in class up tonight. I'm going to put it on my website and link it from here. I'm not going to edit much because I don't know which will be helpful.











Friday, February 1, 2008

Hello everyone. Thank you for Thursday night. I arrived just as the images were beginning. There were some really good ones and some not really good ones. Here is the bit that I showed. It lasts about 2 1/2 minutes. They are "painted" on the computer, mostly in photoshop.

About next week - if I were you, I would plan on making four cradled panels. That is a nice number of panels to have ready to use. If you're uncertain of size or what you want to do then maybe you just want to make one for now. All you need for this week is the cradle wood but you need to bring the panels so you cut the cradles to the proper size. I would suggest pine or poplar for the cradle wood - the size called 1"x2" (which isn't really 1"x2"). Call or email me if you are having trouble thinking about this.

Also, bring a panel or two (used or not) to work on. Alix brought up stencils so I'll do a demo of the use of stencils, metal leaf and ironing. Bring your irons if you have one. You can use mine if you don't have one. We'll have to take turns using the irons anyway so we don't blow a fuse.