I met Kristin Swenson Lintault last year at the Annual Encaustic Conference and was thrilled to hear that she lives so close — just a few hours away in Seattle. At the time she had just finished her new studio and we got to talking about ventilation — a boring topic to most but infinitely interesting to encaustic painters for some reason. Anyway, she described this system she and her husband had devised and I knew I’d have to stop by in person some day to see it. I finally got my chance when I was in town for the Betsy Eby talk and I asked Kristin to let me share my visit with her online.

Kristin's meditation spot in her studio

Kristin's meditation spot in her studio

Kristin's beautiful book collection, including my first one in the upper right corner!

Her beautiful book collection, including my first edition in the upper right corner.

On that same trip I met up with another friend from the conference, Ted Loomis and his wife Megan. Ted is a BIG personality who I was immediately drawn to at the conference, plus he stood out as one of only a few men attending. (Why is that?) He and my husband Bill really hit it off too and we became fast friends. Here’s a peek into Ted’s studio.

Ted's giant studio is perfect for working large

Ted's studio is perfect for working large, like his new painting Big Rock Candy Mountain.

I'm always facinated by other artists tools and paints

I'm always fascinated by other artists tools and paints

Megan is also an accomplished artist working in pastel and glass

Megan is also an accomplished artist working in pastel and glass.

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