Revisiting Iceland

Rain, wind & fog on the east coast


Now that the SE Center is open, the BW show is up and Narrative Portraits with the juror (Nicholas Kahn), I had a few minutes to revisit files before we head off to the Sierras tomorrow with the usual suspects.


Yes, he’s lugging around an 8×10 view camera





Leah Macdonald Workshop

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Photos of my last December workshop with Michael PannierWilliam EarleMelissa Hayes, and Katie Slater.  My students are so inspiring.  Be sure to check out each of their websites (linked above).

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She has her 2015 workshop calendar posted also, if you are interested in encaustic, I highly recommend spending a weekend.

Playing with Citrasolv

Recently got turned on to Citrasolv as a method to create textures by Jennifer Hudson, and now am hooked. The short version is when Citrasolve is sprayed on soy based inks on a clay based paper, the inks lift from the paper and can manipulated.  Gorgeous results can be obtained, worthy of framing by themselves, or can be scanned as textures.


Jennifer uses multiple layers of low opacity to obtain her effects, here I’m much more graphic, creating Klimt like images. I wanted a more intense image because I’ll now use these with encaustics, wax infused with the paper and oil paints.