I have recently been delving in to the world of encaustic, the art of painting with pigmented beeswax. Encaustics go back over 2,000 years to the ancient Greeks who used the pigmented beeswax to seal their boat hulls. Encaustic painting was also used to paint funerary portraits. It is a misnomer to believe that encaustic is not archival. In fact, it is one of the most stable and archival materials available. It does not fade or crack over time. Portraits done thousands of years ago are still as clear and richly colored as they were when they were painted. Check out the Fayum portraits at the Louvre.
Love art? Love France? Want to take your work to the next level?
Join Julie for 10 days of painting at Montfaucon, a restored 14th century maison d'maitre on the River Aude. Our daily painting excursions will take you to the unspoiled villages, market towns and the rolling farmland and vineyards of the Languedoc.
Fee: $3,600 pp (DO) with private ensuite bath, 10 nights lodging with breakfast, 9 dinners with wine and transport from Toulouse Airport to Montfaucon.Click here to register!
The Dynamics of Light-Filled Landscape Painting: Capturing Light and Color February 6,7,8, 2015 Learn how to fine-tune your powers of observation and develop your own artistic style based on an understanding of fundamental principles. This workshop will cover the basic principles of light, how to determine the color of light, and how to create the movement of light on the canvas.
We will cover color mixing, how to apply color and value to light relationships, and how to develop form and perspective in the landscape through the use of light and color. The components of composition, developing depth, aerial perspective, light and shade, and form in the landscape will also be covered as well as discussions of tools of the trade. Fee: All levels. Painting Clouds and Skies
Learn the dynamics of cloud formations, and how to use depth and perspective to create light-filled dramatic skies. This will be a combination studio as well as plein air class.