Wednesday, June 12, 2013
FEATURED PASTEL AND ENCAUSTIC ARTIST - JANICE RHODES
I am a pastel painter that also has a fondness for encaustic art. I began doing encaustic paintings after taking a workshop in 2007. When I start an encaustic work, I sometimes don't know where it will take me. Along the way, the process requires that I use my knowledge of basic design but I also know that I must follow my intuition.
I have a studio where I am able to open doors and windows when I work, and the bees come in attracted by the beeswax, reminding me of where this material comes from and that it is an ancient art that I am putting my contemporary spin on.
My encaustic paintings vary from purely abstract to figurative, often with whimsical touches.
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