Encaustic Explorations: My Residency This Summer

This summer I had an amazing chance to spend two weeks at the Encaustic Art Institute in Santa Fe for an artist residency. It was an absolute game-changer for my art journey, spending time painting, reading, drawing and making time to walk in the beautiful valley where the studio is located. For

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A Few Fantastic Days for Creative Expression

I just wanted to take a moment to reflect on our recent encaustic monotype workshop at the Center for Creative Renewal. It was an incredible experience, and I couldn’t be prouder of each and every one of you for diving into this challenging technique with such eagerness and determination. We

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monotype class

Teaching Encaustic Monotype Techniques to Intimate Groups

I demonstrated the three fundamentals that control the outcome of a work: the temperature of the palette (optimal setting is 180 degrees), the amount of encaustic medium (damar resin and beeswax) and the type of paper used to pull the print. It always best to start with just a few colors–2 to 3 at the most.

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