Saturday, September 26, 2015

Release your Inner Artist

"The process of painting springs from interest. The artist is done when that special thing has been said." Robert Henri

Making art is so often about experimenting!  There is no right or wrong way to make art. We  are all artists!
Get out there and make some art. Nature is the premier inspiration and there is no better time to be inspired than in the Fall with brilliant warm colors everywhere you look.

This piece is made from what I believe is a rusted license plate (I found it on the ground)!  Encaustic colors are heat fused to it in layers. I am inspired by walking around Asheville, North Carolina as the season changes. Check  The Urban Art Retreat and Studio for encaustic workshops or en plein air gatherings. I offer them quite frequently.

This little number was created using a child's water color set and a simple water color batik process on rice paper. Paraffin wax  was used as a resist for color.  You can find all kinds of  'how to' videos and instructions online these days. Look up water color or gouache batik.  Try it you might like it.

This one was made by applying acrylic paint with a palette knife to a board. It's quick and easy and fun to do.  Just let the background dry before applying topcoats of paint if you don't want layers to blend together.  Have fun!