Last night we had our second meeting of the Portland Chapter of the International Encaustic Artists, a group I recently formed so the wax lovers in town could get to know one another. It was wonderful! We are still getting to know one another, so we each brought a couple of pieces of original work to share. As we shared inspiration, techniques, food and (of course0 wine, I felt like we were really beginning to bond. The level of support for our fellow painters was high, with everyone being very supportive. It was a boisterous meeting with lots of laughter.
We even took a moment to participate in Joanne Mattera’s blog project celebrating the 6th anniversary of her book, The Art of Encaustic Painting. While we can’t compete with the mouse eaten cover (thank goodness!), we thought sheer numbers might make the point that her book is still the bible of encaustic information.
If you live in Portland (Oregon) and are interested in finding out more about the IEA or the Portland meetings, please go to our web page at http://www.lindawomack.com/iea/ .