Stephanie Roberts & Emily Gibson
Sunday, March 22, 1:30 PM (POSTPONED)
Encaustic wax painting is over 2000 years old. It was first used by the ancient Greeks and Egyptians to coat the hulls of boats, cover sculptures, and to paint the detailed Fayum mummy portraits that can still be seen in many museums. Encaustic is made with beeswax, tree (damar) resin, and pigment. It is a versatile painting medium and lends itself to experimentation. Molten wax as it cools can hold impressions and textures like no other paint. Once it is fully cooled it can also be a wonderful surface for accepting image transfers using pencil or photo copies.
Stephanie will demonstrate how to build up a surface using the impression of leaves utilizing the color below, and bringing out the subtle details with R&F encaustic oil stick. No two leaves are exactly alike and this process is bound to get your creative juices flowing! Another technique involves the use of photographic or drawn images to transfer to wax. There are many ways to do this, but she will show you a foolproof way that works every time.
In addition, Emily Gibson, New York artist, will show images and speak about her work and process.
Free and open to the public.