In January, I took an encaustic painting class at the Torpedo Factory with Bev Ryan. The color doesn't really come out of the brushes, so Bev keeps a rainbow of them. The waxy buildup and embedded pigment turn the brushes into sculptural forms themselves, surely the inspiration for Jasper John's wonderful painted bronze Savarin.
Two stand-out pieces. Above (top) was created by the woman in the white shirt, below. (I didn't get her name.) Directly above is by my friend Nancy Hacskaylo. In both pieces, I love the striking color palettes, the simple composition and the rich texture. This looks easy, right? It isn't.
Bev gives a demonstration of different techniques. Thanks for a great class, Bev!