Visiting artist Lynda Ray travels from VA to share her expertise in encaustic painting. Encaustic is a luminous medium that is made up of molten beeswax, pigment and dammar resin. Heated it can be smooth and shiny, textured and three dimensional all in the same painting. Once an ancient process, it is now updated with new tools and equipment. We will cover safe studio practices, melting and fusing, line and edge, working with paper and collage and texture. The participant will be supplied with small practice panels for each of the approximately 6 techniques. Lynda will supply the expertise, equipment, paint, medium, brushes and tools. For larger work please bring up to 9×12 inch wood panels. For those of you who have taken a beginner workshop this is your chance to further develop your area of interest, work larger, or focus on an idea or review. There’s always something new introduced. An optional materials list will be sent once you register.
Sunday June 9th
10:30 – 4:30pm
$140 + $35 materials
or call 860.928.2900 to register
limited space available
About Instructor Lynda Ray
Lynda Ray has been working with encaustic paint since 1986. Originally from Massachusetts where she earned her BFA from Mass. College of Art and Design and went on to Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture where she had the honor of studying with Joseph Campbell and Agnes Martin. An interview by Julie Karabenick has recently been published on the international forum Geoform.net. Her work is included in The Art of Encaustic Painting by Joanne Mattera. She has exhibited her work throughout the United States and conducts encaustic workshops. The most recent being the Sixth International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown, MA. Lynda currently lives in Richmond, VA