Bethany paints at Opus in Kelowna


Intro to Exploring Whimsical Encaustic (Free Demo)

Location: Opus Art SuppliesKelowna
Sat, December 16, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Sat, December 16, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Create fun, abstract encaustic paintings with ease!

I will be demonstrating how to quickly and easily use encaustic to create whimsical paintings. 

I will be working on 1-2 panels to show you how to prep your panel, lay down encaustic, fuse the layers, plus how to use other media such as oil paint and PanPastel with encaustic.

Space is limited and registration is required. Click here for more info
Please visit Opus Kelowna or contact them at 250‑763‑3616 or toll free 1‑800‑814‑8885 to register.

Inspiration from the Past

Busy Cities Found

I was very excited to find original photos from my Busy City series from series from 2011. The copies I had been working with were shot in terrible light and had a real yellow cast to them. It was great to find the bright and cheerful original files.

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Looking back on this much loved series, I also had the chance to reflect on how far I have come working with encaustic and can see all that I would do differently now. With this in mind, I am am looking forward to revisiting this series with fresh new works - to incorporate my acquired skills, techniques, and media experience. 

These paintings were created before I began to really work with collaging, transfers, pigment sticks, metallics, inks, and pastels - all my current go to favourites. 

It will be exciting to see what the new cities will look like and the evolution of myself as an artist. I will be sure to post about this journey here and over at Exploring Encaustic.

Watch this space for more :D

 

Exploring Encaustic: 3 Classes at the Shatford Centre

Learn to paint with beeswax in the beautiful South Okanagan. Encaustic is method of painting where pigmented beeswax is applied to a substrate using a heat source. Through the Exploring Encaustic series of art classes Bethany guides students on their creative journey with a focus on safety and fun. Having worked with encaustic for 10+ years students can be confident in her instruction and will gain a solid foundation in this medium. 

August 26 & 27: Exploring Encaustic – Intro to the Hotplate
September 9*: Exploring Encaustic – Stencils & Texture
September 10*: Exploring Encaustic – I Love Metallics


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