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60 Years of Making Art

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Artists Are Always Young

ARTISTS ARE ALWAYS YOUNG

"Artist are Always Young" this quote was written under my high school year book photo. I remember the picture well, I had just come...

I Repeat, I Am Not An Encaustic Artist

I REPEAT, I AM NOT AN ENCAUSTIC ARTIST

Sure, I have worked in the encaustic medium for 20 years. I can share many simple and advanced encaustic techniques and am always stretching...

 
 
 
Comprehensive Encaustic Workshops

COMPREHENSIVE ENCAUSTIC WORKSHOPS

Learning to incise The August workshops are over and both the group class of 5 people and the private class of advanced techniques...

Encaustic workshops, gallery shows and sales

ENCAUSTIC WORKSHOPS, GALLERY SHOWS AND SALES

I haven't had the time to post much lately. The days have been full and positive, so here is a catch up. The beginning of August I...

 
 
 
Encaustic Gesso or Milk Paint

ENCAUSTIC GESSO OR MILK PAINT

I like starting my paintings on a white surface. It is not necessary if you have a quality board and intend to use plenty of rich encaustic...

Encaustic: BEYOND THE BASICS

ENCAUSTIC: BEYOND THE BASICS

I am teaching both encaustic and cold wax and oil workshops again. Check my workshop blog for dates Of course I offer introduction...

 
 
 
When Is A Painting Finished?

WHEN IS A PAINTING FINISHED?

Collectors deciding which paintings to buy When is a painting finished along with "How long did it take you to make that?" are questions...

Why Learn to Draw?

WHY LEARN TO DRAW?

When I was a freshman in the University of Illinois, majoring in art, we had to spend the first semester drawing in black and white....

 
 
 
Actually Painting with Encaustic

ACTUALLY PAINTING WITH ENCAUSTIC

Encaustic painting still seems to be fascinating and drawing more and more people into trying their hand at painting with hot wax,...

60 Years of Making Art Video and Encaustic workshops

60 YEARS OF MAKING ART VIDEO AND ENCAUSTIC WORKSHOPS

I have been sending this video privately to my subscribers, but now, this once, I am sharing it publicly. Of course since I made this...

 
 
 
Abstract; Back to Figurative

ABSTRACT; BACK TO FIGURATIVE

For the past 9 months, I have been working on my latest series, "The Lightness of Being" and it has been a wonderful creative adventure....

Online Encaustic Classes

ONLINE ENCAUSTIC CLASSES

I love teaching encaustic students in my studio. They get individual personal attention and I get to meet people that I otherwise would...

 
 
 
An Artist Can Only Paint What Is Inside Of Them

AN ARTIST CAN ONLY PAINT WHAT IS INSIDE OF THEM

I have always felt that painters paint who they are. When I look back on the many years I have been a working artist, it is almost...

What Have I Done?

WHAT HAVE I DONE?

I just got these two big boards from the carpenter. When I ordered them, 100 cm x 150 cm, , I did not plan ahead. I went to pick them...

 
 
 
I Am Not An Encaustic Artist

I AM NOT AN ENCAUSTIC ARTIST

I have lived in San Miguel de Allende for over 14 years and have and have taught the encaustic technique here for almost that long....

Nobody said it would be easy

NOBODY SAID IT WOULD BE EASY

I want my latest series to look spontaneous and free flowing. It is not easy for me to do that. I work for days, sometimes weeks to...

 
 
 
Private or Group Encaustic Classes

PRIVATE OR GROUP ENCAUSTIC CLASSES

Noreen. After the close of her 2 day private workshop working with the hot encaustic paint, oil sticks and transfers Learning how to...

Is It Something In The Air?

IS IT SOMETHING IN THE AIR?

Some people have expressed surprise at my newest series, "The Lightness of Being", since it seems like such a departure from my previous...

 
 
 
Process of an Encaustic, Mixed Media Painting

PROCESS OF AN ENCAUSTIC, MIXED MEDIA PAINTING

I was looking forward to working an a larger board for the latest "The Lightness of Being" It is 47" x 35 1/2 " It all started out...

New Year, New Work, New Students and Adventure in Mexico City

NEW YEAR, NEW WORK, NEW STUDENTS AND ADVENTURE IN MEXICO CITY

New bigger boards. The holidays were quiet and enjoyable. I finished a couple more "Lightness of Being" mixed media and encaustic,...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Mixed Media Abstract Painting, Contemporary Art, Expressionism, “Mountain”...

Mixed Media Abstract Painting, Contemporary Art, Expressionism, “Mountain” by Contemporary Artist Tracy Lupanow

"Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. - John Muir Small mixed media... Read more ...

Banksy - Gross Domestic Product Store - Open Now!

Banksy - Gross Domestic Product Store - Open Now!

Gross Domestic Product - The homewares brand from Banksy Straight out of the gate, several rules for the homeware store set a semi-serious tone for the buyers, perhaps aimed at... Read more ...

Urban Art, Manhattan, Contemporary Abstract Street Scene Painting...

Urban Art, Manhattan, Contemporary Abstract Street Scene Painting “Approaching Storm” by Texas Artist Debra Hurd

30"x40" Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas/Available Read more ...

Vibrant Impressionist Landscape, Mountain Landscape, Trees, Fine Art Oil...

Vibrant Impressionist Landscape, Mountain Landscape, Trees, Fine Art Oil Painting “Sunlit Glade” by Colorado Contemporary Fine Artist Jody Ahrens

Painting knives were chosen to apply bold colors that express the dichotomy of this meadow... bright, warm sunshine contrasted by deep chilly shadows just a few feet away. Now... Read more ...

Photoshop tutorial: Using the clone stamp to create a surrealistic pizza

Photoshop tutorial: Using the clone stamp to create a surrealistic pizza

For this tutorial you will need a subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud. We will be using the program Adobe Photoshop. You will also need to download the project files below... Read more ...

Mixed Media Abstract Painting, Contemporary Art, Expressionism, “Mountain”...

Mixed Media Abstract Painting, Contemporary Art, Expressionism, “Mountain” by Contemporary Artist Tracy Lupanow

"Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. - John Muir Small mixed media... Read more ...

Contemporary Landscape Fine Art Print, Trees, “Wonderland” by Carol Nelson...

Contemporary Landscape Fine Art Print, Trees, “Wonderland” by Carol Nelson Fine Art

Fine Art Prints in Various Sizes and Substrates are Available HERE Read more ...

Wildlife Photographers of 2019

Wildlife Photographers of 2019

© Yongqing Bao / Wildlife Photographer of the Year © Shangzhen Fan / Wildlife Photographer of the Year © Ingo Arndt / Wildlife Photographer of the Year © Stefan Christmann... Read more ...

Dragonfly and Cockscomb, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Dragonfly and Cockscomb, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Dragonfly and Cockscomb11x14 oil on canvas I'm excited to say this painting was accepted in the juried show at Dutch Art Gallery Dallas, TX. Please make plans to attend this... Read more ...

Vibrant Impressionist Landscape, Mountain Landscape, Trees, Fine Art Oil...

Vibrant Impressionist Landscape, Mountain Landscape, Trees, Fine Art Oil Painting “Sunlit Glade” by Colorado Contemporary Fine Artist Jody Ahrens

Painting knives were chosen to apply bold colors that express the dichotomy of this meadow... bright, warm sunshine contrasted by deep chilly shadows just a few feet away. Now... Read more ...