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.....

Friday, June 19, 2009

Third Annual Encaustic Painting Conference - Third Post Conference Report 3

Linda working with a cookie cutter...

Linda working with a prefabricated bought plastic stencil...she also showed us how to work with a stencil made of paper and cardstock.

Linda using lace to add texture, with an iron....

Today I would like to highlight a conference demo given by Linda Womack, she is the goddess of stencil and embossing with encaustic.  Her workshop was refreshing and wonderful to inspire techniques which capture the luscious depth and texture of encaustics using stencils, stamps, lace, other found objects etc....here are some photos and a great link to her fantastic blog, Embracing Encaustic, which features her very own coverage of the conference.  She has also generously offered her notes on her workshop/demonstration as a PDF doc. for those who were not part of the conference but could still gain much valuable information from this generous gift.

Her book with her husband, Bill Womack, Embracing Encaustic - Learning to Paint with Beeswax,  is a fantastic guide for those learning this new medium...and I have found many of my students have really appreciated this book. 



4 comments:

Poetic Artist said...

Thank for sharing. I really wanted to get my hands in encaustic. I bought her book a while back..
Looks like you are enjoying.
Katelen

La Dolce Vita said...

oooh...Supria! tell me about the cookie cutters!!!

Caterina Martinico said...

Hi Supria, Is there a link to the pdf that Linda Womack offered about stencils....I would greatly appreciate being able to have it. Thanks for the wonderful reporting of the conference.
Caterina

Supria Karmakar said...

HI all:
For those wanting Linda Womack's workshop notes..Have you checked out her website??...About a week ago I found the notes there on her website..which she generously shares worldwide..what a fantastically generous woman she is and as lovely in person too, here is her website: http://www.lindawomack.com/books/projects.html

Also, I noticed the third annual encaustic painting conference blog site lists many other free notes from demos/talks that took place that weekend, here is their blog url: http://www.montserratencausticconference.blogspot.com/