La Carne de la Luna
The workshop yesterday was wonderful. Encaustic painting is a very ancient technique using melted liquefied wax to paint. The Greeks and Romans used it and these images have retained their color for many many years. In contemporary art, there has been a resurgence of the technique and many wonderful things are being done. The instructor, Kate miller, www.katepmiller.com was great and the supplies were endless. We had a brief introduction, a brief demo and she let us loose to experiment. We had a break for lunch then by 3 we stopped and looked at what we had done. It was very inspirational and fun to play with a new technique. To me it seemed it was about the layering and texture and sensuousness of the wax, scraping and uncovering. The space at the old historic Armory building on White street was wonderful, loads of room to work. I don't think it will ever recover though, the place was covered with wax.