Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Encaustic Art at Studios on the Park

Encaustic Art at Studios on the Park
"The Earth Has Music for Those Who Listen"
by Eve Chartrand, Photo © B. Radisavljevic


On my February 5 visit to Studios on the Park  I noticed that there seemed to be more encaustic work on display  than I  remembered from past  visits. As you might remember from a previous post, Eve Chartrand had been working on her violin for the SoundScapes exhibit and planning to use encaustic painting to seal it. This is her finished work titled "The Earth Has Music for Those Who Listen." You can click to enlarge the photo to see the detail.  I couldn't help the shadows. It's unfortunate that the art is so close to the color of the wall and that the light is insufficient to really show the work off. You will need to go see it.











Here is the bottom portion of the work in more detail.

Encaustic Art at Studios on the Park
"The Earth Has Music for Those Who Listen" by Eve Chartrand,
Close-Up of Details on Bottom. Photo © B. Radisavljevic

There were a few more encaustic paintings in the SoundScapes exhibit, but they were also very light and hard to see in a photo. I saw more colorful encaustic works in the Paso Robles Art Association "Textures of Life" exhibit in the Showroom Gallery. Encaustic is a perfect medium for creating texture with the wax layers. Here are two colorful works in this exhibit. You really need to see these in person to fully appreciate them.

Encaustic Art at Studios on the Park


Encaustic Art at Studios on the Park
"Deep Connections," Mixed Media Encaustic, by De Prise Brescia. Photo © B. Radisavljevic
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