Nov 17, 2016

Wax on Wednesdays Sometimes Less is More and Workshop News !

There is something about witnessing these  papers absorb the wax pigments that is meditative, seductive , and magical. Encouraging the curiosity  to keep going and the excitement to see what will happen next.  
Each move builds on the one made beforehand , each color blending and adding to the story .  Every piece feeling like it has a story to be told . To be revealed.   

Registration is now open for 
"Encausticology Paper Journey" online workshop.
Early Bird registration sale now through Dec 1.
Save 20% Off with coupon code "encausticologypaper" at checkout 
in the Etsy shop. 

How About a Giveaway ! 
There is also a giveaway  for one free slot in the workshop! 
Simply leave a comment on this  post to enter. If you would like to enter more than one time simply share about the workshop on social media ( pinterest, Facebook, blog, twitter , instagram etc etc. ) and let me know where you shared in your comment here. And, a huge Thank You so much ahead of time for sharing !
The drawing for the giveaway will be Dec 1 ! 
Week 3 of "Encausticology Paper Journey " online workshop 
No brush hot plate painting ! 

This will be the last Wax on Wednesday for a couple of weeks here because Ms. Reagan is dancing in New York for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade ! Woot ! We are excited to leave for the Big Apple ! 

Supplies I used this week:
2 masonite boards
white encaustic medium
tissue paper (painted with india inks)
Yellow encaustic paint
green encaustic paint
oil sticks
heat gun 
india ink

Sometimes Less is More
 Sometimes the supplies come out , excitement sets in , and the urge to keep going , or maybe the uncertainty of when to stop presents itself . 
This week I wanted to do a couple of pieces with some tissue I had painted with india inks for the purpose of using it in collage. 

As I progressed and looked from one piece to the other , one of them seemed as though I had gone a little too far . The composition was poor, and there was just too much going on. The wonderful thing about encaustic of course is there are no mistakes!  I was able to frame the section I wanted revealed with a layer of black encaustic paint, and hone in the composition to something the eye could now follow. 
Encaustic as a medium allows you to scrape back to reveal , cover over , and build upon previous  layers . 

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  1. Good morning Shari!! I am so excited for you and your family! Who will she be dancing with?So we may watch for her! Ever since I was a little kid, I have always wanted to take part in that parade, so watching Ms.Reagan will be the closet I get! LOL Please give her my best wishes!

    The paper Journey class looks very intriguing and again it is so very gracious of you to be offering up a spot! I have tweeted it out for you and will also put it up on Goggle+.
    I really love that second piece you show up top- so beautiful!!
    Again, best wishes with your time here in New York, safe travels and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  2. loved your sharing and enjoyed my visit a lot .best wishes for her and you for your lovely tasks

  3. Hi Shari,
    I love your Wax on Wednesday videos, but I haven't taken an online course yet. Would love to. Your work is fabulous. Happy Holidays!

  4. Hi Shari,
    I shared your workshop on Pinterest and Facebook.

  5. I shared on Pinerest and Facebook. Would love to learn something new.


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