The encaustic medium is magical, vibrant and translucent.  My creative muse guides, inspires and feeds my soul through this medium, mixed media and collage.  Blessing me with endless moments of creative joy and harmony...providing those ahhaa moments about life.  Join me on this creative journey, spend some time reading my musings about this life, the blessed other souls that come into contact with mine, however brief or often, that can leave everlasting imprints on our journey....perhaps our lives might share some similarities, bringing us closer and more connected...and less isolated.

"I suppose there is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one's self, the very meaning of one's soul." ~ Edith Wharton

Here's to finding those expansive moments.....

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Third Annual Encaustic Painting Conference - Second Post Conference Report 2

"In the Round" is another exhibit focused on encaustic that will continue to show through June in the Hardie Building, 23 Essex Street, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, Mass.  This show is the work of Kim Bernard and Deborah Kapoor, curated by Leonie Bradbury.

The vendors at the conference were wonderful, they had great tools, supplies and tips on creating lovely encaustic pieces.  Andrea Bird, one of our travel partners from Ontario, Canada, a wax diva in her own right, had her very own vendor booth and taught two wonderful demos on using the iron....I have to admit when I first learnt with Andrea back three or four years ago..I loved the thought of using the iron but only just got into it recently via a workshop she taught...and absolutely love the tool..I would highly recommend getting one from her ...she has a new encaustic supplies business, check it out called Waxworks

Rodney Thompson makes these gorgeous custom-made art panels and I can't wait to create on the two panels I bought which have these delightful shadow boxes crafted and recessed right into the panel.  It was lovely to get to know him and his partner more over dinner the nite before we left.  Check out his work and lovely panels, at

Of course, R & F were present..their colours are truly scrumptious...yummy to look at and they make you want to start painting right away.   I love their custom colours especially made for the conference too. 

Encaustikos was another vendor at the conference, and the variety of hot tools they have was awesome...I can't wait to use my batik writer...and see what East Indian influences might come out of me from using this tool.


Jill Zaheer said...

What a great trip you've taken us on! Wish I could have seen it in person, but you did a super job of bringing the conference to us!
Thank you!

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Supria! I just found your blog and this entry! I envy you, the conference must have been wonderful! I love my iron and you will love it too!
Also I Love the Hicks and so glad to know you posted their work!

Anonymous said...

... and Evans Encaustics, intense, high chroma Paint Sticks that make incredible encaustic paint!

Supria Karmakar said...

Yes and the fantastic Evans Encaustics...Sorry I missed taking shots of this booth...the colours here are fantastic, rich and Hyla knows here colours and pigments....
Sorry for missing mentioning this wonderful vendor...Check them out at: