After a long day of travel I’m finally here at in beautiful Beaverly, Mass., for the annual encaustic conference.
Look for blog updates here starting tomorrow, but first I want to share images from the class I took last week with Patricia Wheeler, The Architecture of Memory, at the Oregon College of Art & Craft. (BTW, the internet connection here is terrible so I’ll have to keep this short.)
I’ve wanted to take her class for three years now but have never been able to make it happen. This year the dates were tough, the week before this conference, but I decided to go for it and I’m glad I did! I’ve been using joint compound as a textural base in my paintings off and on for a couple of years, but I knew Pat could help me talk it to a new level. The work below is not encaustic — we worked with thin acrylic washes and cold wax — but many of the techniques I learned last week will be compatible with a few changes.