recent paintings and news

recent paintings and news

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Cold wax workshop and hawthorn

Irish Hawthorn ... Crataegus monogyna .. Sceach Gheal

"Our native fairy tree. We have, sprinkled throughout our Irish myth and legend, many references to hawthorn and its connection with the fairy folk. 

To this very day, there are still farmers who plough a wide circle around lone hawthorn trees, avoiding all contact between tilling implement and root, for fear of offending the fairies that supposedly inhabit the tree. Now, I would be quick to dismiss all this as superstition but for the many tales of misfortune that befell farmers and contractors who took plough, digger or saw to a single hawthorn specimen.. ” James Kilkelly 

Crataegus monogyna (Hawthorn 1), cold wax/oil on panel, 5x5in, 2012

Exploring the Surface: Painting with Cold Wax

There are openings for this Saturday's Workshop:

Encaustic painting is not always the most convenient way to work-especially if you have limited space or are travelling. Texture, depth, movement and fluidity can still be achieved via working with cold wax, oil paint and drawing materials. I will show you how to mix your own cold wax medium and share techniques and materials used for this versatile painting technique. Recommended for artists with some painting experience.

Saturday, June 9, 11am-3Pm

to register online via paypal or for more information please contact me.

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