Saturday, June 05, 2010

A Sampling of My Art Work

Wednesday I’m flying to Boston! for the Fourth Annual Encaustic Painting Conference at Montserrate College of Art. This is an example of my artwork for my post-conference workshop “Critical Feedback” with Joseph Carroll” . I am getting very excited and nervous. Joanne Mattera the organizer of this event the author to the encaustic bible The Art of Encaustic Painting e-mailed me and said “You will not be disappointed with Joseph’s critical feedback. He offers thoughtful and focused comments about one’s work.”
Mr. Carroll e-mailed me and requested my goals, ie one thing that you want from your work career and one thing that you might want me to comment on.
YIKES,Am I Nuts! It is not easy to take or really trust criticism, critiques or even compliments and praise from people especially family and friends. Just like that poor girl who sings like a scroungey cat in heat, but still her friends and family let her go on America's Got Talent ant and let Pierce Morgan tear her to shreads and embarrass herself. They just didn’t want to hurt her little feelings. So here I am putting it all out there, brave indeed.

For the Best Foot Foreword Show I am taking my Fayum portrait Yapitta.
I am very proud of her.

My other post workshop is Homage to Fayum by Alexander Masino his work is exquisite the realistic wax images and iconic images are what I love. It takes talent, practice and a patient love of encaustic to paint this way. This is going to be fanatastico I am going to learn so much from these two big ring leaders in the encaustic art arena that I have choosen to perform in.
This can only be good.


Tam said...

Have a great trip! I hope you come back home inspired to create more art (you already create great art but hopefully you'll feel inspired to take new directions).
I just went to the Intern Glass Expo & it was so inspiring ~ I came back with so many ideas...very little money & time but lots of great ideas!

Safe travels. Tam

Judy Vars said...

Hi Tam,
It's going to be a great trip.Thanks for commenting.
The beeswax in it's raw form is about 5.oo - 7.00 a pound plus postage and in the health food store for instance it has been going for 15.00 to 17.00 per pound, encaustic artists like myself need to get a better deal 5.00 a pound sounds good to me.