May 19, 2016

Wax on Wednesdays ! Let's have some fun !

Oh, it felt good to be back ! 
Junior assistant in training has another round of parvo/distemper shots tomorrow, and after that I am pretty sure he will be cleared to get to work in the studio!
 I snuck out without him one morning this week to meet bff Ms Paula at my studio. She  was here from Boston on a short trip, and we got to have  some fun friend, play, creating time  !

We did a round robin of FUNNESS
Oils , encaustic, water color. Exploring , experimenting , fun !

Our day was all too short , but every minute was a treasure. 

This week, another exercise I use that is great for loosening up , and expressing your self through  painting, mark making, and color. 

I used handmade encaustic paints made right in the studio. 

If you would like to view the video directly on the Youtube channel click

My newest workshop
shares a different exciting exercise with you each week to get your creative juices flowing through you , loosen up, and show you how to truly express yourself
with color , paint , and mark making, along with a full larger project each week of  fun abstract intuitive painting in multiple mediums!

Abstracted online workshop is open for registration !
Workshop fun begins on July 1.
to see details /register for "ABSTRACTED" online
workshop , click on the online workshops page at the top of the blog or
in my Esty shop
Last day to enter !
This is the Very last day to enter the giveaway for one free spot in
"ABSTRACTED" Workshop, and the encaustic painting kit !!

I will be at this fun spot on  Saturday with some original art !
This fun retreat is hosted by Glenda Miles , and taught by friends  Kecia Deveney , Linda  Willis , and Kari Mcknight Holbrook.
The trunk show is open to Everyone with live entertainment and lots of great original art .
If you are in the Cincinnati area , a fun event to stop in and say HI!
Snip, Sip & Sew retreat May 20-22, at St. Mary’s [Transfiguration Spirituality Center] Glendale, Ohio.
Blessings, and happy creating!

May 6, 2016

New Wax on Wednesdays ! Plus Giveaways, and Artiscape Yay!

 Today is a long post , but I promise there is a Wax on Wednesday at the end :)

Oh wow! I am so glad to be back , and have so much to share with you this happy , sunny (finally ) Friday !
I am back from Artiscape which is an art retreat in Columbus Ohio. It felt like a whirlwind weekend running running running with lots of creating fun.  A sincere and big Thank You to Cecile and Sandi for all of your help cleaning up the workshops . As you can see from the supply table here we make a whopping fun mess in class ! 

 Today I am sharing the "Abstracted" workshop which was on Sunday.
 I shared 4 workshops all together at the retreat . 
I will post the others on next weeks wax on Wednesday's post. 
 These were such a great bunch of artists!
We created , and explored , loosened up , freed our minds, 
and painted with our creative  intuitive spirit.
 The result from that  was nothing less than magical. 
A room overflowing with completely
different , beautiful paintings. Gorgeous colors coming together in wonderful ways. 

My only regret was that I don't have more photos of these beautiful peoples faces  and their awesome works in the classes. I did better than usual on remembering to get the camera out this time , but sometimes difficult when you are teaching at the same time. I get carried away and forget to whip it out and take the shots! 

"Abstracted " 
Online Workshop 
"Abstracted " is coming up July 1st ! 
I was notified while I was out of town that the newsletter coupon was
not working properly so, I am extending both coupons for  early registration until May 12.

I am so excited to share 6 weeks worth of wonderful projects with you , plus my own personal  
exercises each week to loosen you up and and allow yourself the freedom paint with your own creative spirit. 
Plus as always we will be exploring and mixing some fun mediums , and LOTS of techniques of course ! And yes encaustic :)))
To see more details click on the "online workshops" page of the blog or my Etsy shop. 

How About some  Giveaways !
I am calling this giveaway 
a few of my favorite things ! 

In honor of the registration opening for the new workshop , I will be giving away 
a palette of my favorite yummy colors of encaustic paint made right here in the studio !

You will also receive a 6x6 " cradle board to paint on on,
and a natural brush to paint with !

My second giveaway is one slot in the "Abstracted" workshop !

If you have already purchased the workshop you can still enter to win and either receive a refund for the workshop , or gift it to a friend your choice. 

To enter the giveaway , simply share this post on Any social media (pinterest , faceook, grab a photo for instagram etc ) . A super big thank you to those of you that already do this all the time for me out of the kindness of your heart.  It is such a big help when you are just one little artist running the workshops and Youtube channel from one spot and not traveling very much. When little miss Reagan is graduated ( she will be a sophomore next year yikes !) , I can go back to traveling a bit more .

Anyhoo how, 
if you share it somewhere  just leave a comment of where you shared  here on the blog. Each place you share , or each time you share , and let me know I will enter you again for the drawings :)))

The drawing for the free slot in the workshop , and the Painting gift package will be 
on May 20th ! WOO HOO!

Okedokie. Some of you might have seen on Facebook that over Reagan's spring break we adopted this bundle of love from a shelter about 30 minutes away from us .  He was only 5 weeks old . Apparently someone bought him from a breeder ( not a very good one to sell a 5 week old puppy I am feeling ?) and then turned him in to a kill shelter 2 days later ( not that anyone would have put this little guy down, they were all wonderful ladies and loved him ) . But still you have to wonder how these things come about ?  

He will be ready to go to the studio in Cincinnati with me in 2 weeks .
He has to have one more round  of shots before he goes out into the 
big art world , meanwhile we are working on manners and lots of cuddles :)  . I didn't think I was ready at all for this so soon after the loss of my Monkey . But,  Reagan was very determined, and he has definitely brought a lot of sunshine to my heart.  Plus potty training keeps you on your toes and takes your mind off of absolutely everything! 
No one wants doodles in the house :)

Moving on to the art stuff, I saw these in Michaels yesterday and wanted to share with you. 
Rarely does the hobby store have any proper substrates  for encaustics . Usually they have to be ordered unless you are lucky to live next to a Dick BLicks, Plaza Art, Jerrys, etc. 
These are wood panels at some ok prices ! 
A 9x12 5 pack ? Great price and these are wonderful to practice techniques on as well. They are inexpensive so you can feel free to play and explore unlike the large expensive cradle boards. 

ON to Wax on Wednesdays !

This week some fun very loose abstract florals . This is another great exercise to get you loosened up before working on the larger pieces. They are fast , fun, and get you painting .  
These were done on 4x4 masonite hardboard. 


 In the video I end up shading these wholly with my fingers. ....
Pretend I have gloves on :) . 
Materials I used in this weeks video:
R and F encaustic medium
4x4 masonite boards
oil paint sticks
oil paint
clay tool stylus
clay tool scraper
encaustic paints 

If you would like to view the video directly on the Youtube channel
Blessings to you , 
and Happy Creating !


Apr 7, 2016

All New Wax on Wednesdays and Live Workshops Coming Up!

"My Heart Misses Your Soul" 20x20" oil and graphite on Canvas

Well, apparently it is Wax on Wednesdays! on Thursday again but here we are :)

Yesterday I had the very great honor of being on of the judges for the high school all  state art competition.
 I  was truly  blown away by each and every entry in All of the  categories! Holy Moly !!
Can you tell I love art? 
I especially love when others are excited about art. And, I am over the moon when teenagers and children are excited about art !  

This week Wax on Wednesdays is called "Working it Out" . 
I began working on a project with  the intention of exploring glue as a texture with india inks. The project did not go in the direction that I had planned on . 
What do you do then ?
Well, first I have to set them aside for a bit. Not too long so I forget about them, but over night usually. Just enough to get some distance between frustration and disappointment , so that I am able to see what they  "can be", instead of what they weren't .

Supplies I used this week are :

india inks
encaustic medium
white encaustic paint
140lb water color paper
heat gun 

As I mention in the video , once I have added several layers of medium to this paper  I know that I will have to mount them to a hard substrate so that they will not crack somewhere down the line. Most likely I will mount them to cradle birch board . 

If you would like to see the video directly on the Youtube Channel click 

I post a lot of photos and progress pics on Instagram ! If you would like to see, just type in sharireplogle_studios ,and click "follow", and then click the ...  button, for "turn on post notifications" to see when new photos are posted . 
Please Note:( I just post photos of art , and the studio etc. not selfies or food so you don't have to worry about me bombarding you with my afternoon "snack pics", or where they went to on my hips YIKES ! :))))
Join me for a live workshop ?

 One of the workshops I will be teaching at Artiscape in Columbus Ohio April 21-24 is 
Encaustic Photo Painting !

 Join me in the magic of using your own two hands, and encaustic,
 to alter photos with NO Photo Shop ! 

You can learn more , and register for the workshop 
seating is limited for the live workshops.