The birds and the bees

Encaustic Workshop

What a great week-end!  Two whole days of just creating. The workshop was given by Artists / Photographers   Leah McDonald and Athena Petra. I got to be part of it along with a few other artists most of them photographers. I learned not only about painting with encaustics but also about encaustics and photography. Following is a visual journey of my week-end.

The “Bees Wax”
The paint melting
Leah McDonald

Leah showing us different things you can do with the bee’s wax once it’s applied to the substrate.

Leah & Toni

Toni Robertson, photographer

Leah McDonald and Athena Petra

Athena sharing one of her photographs

Rita

Rita Bernstein, photographer

Oil Sticks
Oil Paints

The painting room in Leah’s studio.

Encaustic Photograph

One of my “Hat” photographs glued to the substrate, covered with Bees Wax and painted with oil paints.

My paintings with encaustics will be up tomorrow.

This is my 2nd workshop in the last few months. I took another one back in December with encaustic artist Lorraine Glessner

8 Replies to “The birds and the bees”

  1. Awesome, I’m not an artist but seeing photos from your workshop:
    a. I want a studio like that and
    b. I want to “play” with art materials in a studio like that

    inspiring…could bring out my inner artist.
    Keep on making that art. I never know what you’re going to create next.

  2. Awesome, I’m not an artist but seeing photos from your workshop:
    a. I want a studio like that and
    b. I want to “play” with art materials in a studio like that

    inspiring…could bring out my inner artist.
    Keep on making that art. I never know what you’re going to create next.

  3. Hi Michelle, nice to meet you! You should do it. Find a studio to go and play at. Everyone has an inner artist! So much fun!
    Thank you for your comment!

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