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Create texture with encaustic

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Create texture with encaustic

Watch the process of creating a textured encaustic piece

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How to buy fine art? It's easy.

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How to buy fine art? It's easy.

If you've ever wondered how to buy original fine art, it's easier than you think.Buying original art can seem intimidating. We have heard people ask ‘What do I know about art? What’s good anyway?’ And walking into an art gallery, well, that’s intimidating too.   These barriers can stop you from considering one of the most satisfying choices available to beautify your world. I encourage people to think about art as an accessory - the way a scarf or great earrings can make your look. Is it a ‘good’ scarf? Do I really know anything about scarves? These are questions...

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Travel Workshop Report: Learning Encaustic in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

January 23-25, 2019 Congratulations to the participants in my introductory travel art workshop at the Las Catalinas resort on the west coast of Costa Rica! Inspired by nature, the group was so excited to learn encaustic art techniques.  They included found objects and explored color, texture and mood.   I am establishing a home base in Las Catalinas where I will hold future workshops.  Sign up for the newsletter for first news of future workshops.  Feel free to reach out if you have a group wanting to set up a destination vacation with me! 

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Different ways to display your art

Different ways to display your art

Loving this article from Chrislovesjulia.com on various ways to display art in your home! You don’t always need a wall space with one piece hanging by itself …. I use several of these in my home: art on ledges, leaning against a wall, groupings of similar frames, a column or row of grouped art, etc. See if you get some ideas! CLICK HERE TO READ Here are some of the many ways I display art Grouped with other objects: In pairs: The classic 'wall lean':  

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Reworking a piece: Part I

Reworking a piece: Part I

What is an artist to do when unhappy with how a piece is turning out?  Sometimes we do dramatic rework.   Before: After: Here's a little compressed action of the first phase of rework:

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