2017-iceIt been an unusually cold winter here in Oregon. I know everyone laughs about us panicking at the first snowflake, but these ice storms are no joke!

Unfortunately they have impacted several great art shows, including the annual BIG 500 fundraiser for the Oregon Food Bank. There was still a great turnout for the opening day, but it was definitely slower than previous years.

img_1979Most of these painting were started while I was away on a residency retreat in Hawaii, so you’ll see even more tropical influences than usual. (And yes, I do see the irony in that.) I experimented  with a loose, abstracted style as well as watercolor, encaustic, oil and cold wax in various combinations for different looks. It was very exciting!


2016-big500-1Ko’olau Sunset,  Watercolor, oil and cold wax, 8 x 8 in., SOLD

2016-big500-4Kailua Morning, Watercolor, oil and cold wax, 8 x 8 in.

2016-big500-5Windswept, Watercolor, oil and encaustic, 8 x 8 in.

2016-big500-6Fiery Shore,Watercolor, oil and encaustic, 8 x 8 in.


Linda Robertson is a painter and the author of the Embracing Encaustic Book series and she offers live encaustic workshops in her Portland, Oregon studio as well as online encaustic classes.


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My Books: Embracing Encaustic Series

There are now two books under the Embracing Encaustic title, Learning to Paint with Beeswax and the new title Advanced Techniques for Mixing Media, each focusing on specific encaustic techniques. Between the two books there are a total of 70 artists who share their work, reveal their personal painting methods and explain why they are compelled to make the work they do.Find out more and purchase them online here.

Embracing Encaustic: Learning to Paint with Beeswax
By Linda Robertson


[…] A few of my paintings from this trip are still available for purchase here, with 25% of the price donated to our local food bank. […]

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