An Encaustic Weekend with Leah Macdonald

Ryan's Skirt, Encaustic, © Michael Pannier
Ryan’s Skirt, Photograph with Encaustic, © Michael Pannier

Several years ago I discovered the encaustic works of Leah Macdonald at Galerie BMG in Woodstock, New York. Two years ago I first attended a workshop with Leah, and returned for another last weekend at Leah’s studio near Philadelphia. You may know encaustic has become an intregal part of my current Another Time series, and I wanted to refine some aspects of the process.

I started the weekend at the Paul Strand show at the Philadelhia Museum of Art, thanks to Bill Earle. The five of us spent the next two days playing and experimenting with wax and paint, talking art and photography, sharing inspirations and food.

I often hear from peers they are beyond workshops, or don’t do workshops any more. Personaly, I can’t imagine a better way to spend time, with creative people sharing and inspiring, discovering new concepts and techniques with friends old and new, and coming home ideas flowing and anticipating new works.

3 thoughts on “An Encaustic Weekend with Leah Macdonald

  1. Michael, I know Bill Earle, and I know that you must have had a great time exploring art and photography with him! Bill is just a terrific guy, and a great photographer.

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