Santa Fe Day 2 and everyone seems to be reinventing themselves…

Just finished and I am exhausted. Learned how to dip papers in wax, fuse with a 600 watt light bulb (with protective eyewear) and worked on scrolls. I am on overload. But Paula always has fun workshops. Decided to purchase another Hotbox with a large plate. I like to...

What is a Hot Cake??

A few weeks ago I was part of an art fair in Minneola, Florida. I was doing an encaustic Hot Box demo and I was making small 4×4 abstracts. I had framed a few pieces and my intention was just to show how encaustic wax can be used as for a monotype. Well one women...

Distress is the look for me… for now

I finally found a look that I like. It only has taken me 2 years to find a theme to work on. I had been trying all different techniques, but I know that when I worked in acrylics I always like the negative space and would remover layers with sandpaper. I can’t...

Sold my favorite monotype

I was up in a town called Minneola, just northwest of Orlando. It was a small event and I was doing a demo on my HOTBOX. I had made small monotypes, about 4×4 on rice paper. I framed a few, and since it was Valentine’s Day I thought that I would just give...

New Direction of work

I decided I wanted to work small in encaustics. That decisions has to do with space. The space I work in just doesn’t allow it. I noticed that I am always attracted to small works (less than 12×12) or very, very , very large. If you put me in a room with...