Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Alex Kanevsky

I've just discovered an artist whose work really speaks to me. I like the way he pushes paint around and he has interesting things to say about his work here. Kanevsky does interesting things with both water and the figure - and makes me think about going back to the figure. Subtle, interesting work.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Encaustic workshop at BBAC

I taught a workshop on Saturday at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center. Here are some photos of some of the pieces made and their makers. Unfortunately I didn't pull out my camera until late on after a few people had already left so this is just a sampling of what was done - nice work though!

We shared a number of sources for materials during the workshop so I'm posting the URLs here. Lee Valley Woodworking

Things Japanese


Creative Paper

Neodymium magnets at

Friday, December 12, 2008

more fun with encaustic on paper

These pieces aren't really monotypes but they're encaustic on paper done on a heated surface. They're small - ranging from 4.5 x 4.5" to ~9 x 12". Fun to do!

Friday, December 5, 2008

experimenting with encaustic monotypes

Last summer I saw Paula Roland demonstrate her amazing encaustic monotype technique at the National Encaustic Conference. Since then I've been doing some monotypes of my own and am in the process of building a pair of hot boxes to be able to work bigger. I've mostly done small pieces but just recently did a series of banners - encaustic on kozo intended to hang in middair. It feels very freeing and spontaneous compared to my usual highly textured and built up pieces. Here are two such. Red/orange is 12” x 25.5” and 4 blue squares is 12” x 29” – both are encaustic and oil pastel on kozo.