I have some photos that have been stacking up to catch up on… first a photo of my dear mentor and friend, James Kirk. I spent the afternoon of Veteran’s Day with him. We talked art, took some photos for his solo show planned for next year, and generally just enjoyed the afternoon.
I also wanted to share pictures of my fabulous Wednesday morning students and their favorite paintings from the class:
I’ve not only been teaching lately… I was also lucky enough to be one of only four (4!) students to take a Wonderful Wax class with Judy Wise this past weekend in her studio. Judy lives not far from me, but of our group, I was the only one from this area. The others came from Seattle, Toledo and Keizer. Here’s a group photo of us, and a few others from the weekend. I learned so much and I’d highly recommend this class!
On day two of the workshop we did some pretty cool portraits, modeled on the ancient Fayum Portraits. These ancient portraits are some of the oldest art ever discovered… painted in wax and used to decorate the sarcophagus of mummies in the late 1st century BC.
I love working in wax! I just went out & bought a new torch and can’t wait to get into the studio with it! Here are my other paintings from the weekend…
I am so thankful to have been able to take this class. It is always such a wonderful way to jump-start your creativity. I hope you are counting your blessings this Thanksgiving week! Feel free to leave me a comment 🙂
Hi Ruth, This is a wonderful group of photos. You all look like you’re having a splendid time in your wax class. Powerful pieces; they make me what to touch and feel the textures! Thanks for letting me know about the change in your URL for your blog. I like the new look!
Thanks Peggy! We really did have fun. I’m all set to start exploring today on my own. Glad you like the look of the new site. I’m pretty pleased with it 🙂
I love the new wax paintings. Some of the best in a while. Love Mom
Thanks Mom 🙂 Did you recognize Dad, Craig & Ag, and me in them?
Ruth, I love Judy Wise and I love what you created! I so wanted to take that class, but I’m just too swamped preparing for the upcoming Portland Art Collective Show and Sale. Glad I got a glimpse into the workshop through you.
Thanks Dayna! I think she may do it again. If so, I highly recommend it! I hope the show is a success for you 🙂 I’ve been peeking at your goodies online & they look fabulous.
Hi Ruth, I absolutely love what you did with encaustic with those 3 paintings. beautiful!
Wow… high compliments coming from an encaustic artist 🙂 Thank you so much Bridgette!
It made a huge difference to have such a great instructor 🙂
Love your photos of our awesome weekend! I L O V E the pieces you made!
Hope you had a wonderful time with your son!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! I’m thankful to have shared
such a wonderful time with you. 🙂
Thanks for being such a great table-mate! I look forward to seeing you again one of these days & watching you emerge on the art scene! Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours 🙂
Ruth! I so enjoyed last weekend and am missing you all at this point! The whole enchilada was inspiring to me – Judy is a fantastic teacher…artist…friend. I learned so much from you, Jenny and Barbara…just by snooping at what you were doing! I am inspired by your beautiful work and I intend to buy a piece as soon as I can. I look forward to our reunion at the playhouse next summer…whenever we can all swing it! Will stay connected until then!
Melinda 🙂 You were so much fun… I look forward to our reunion next summer too! I really enjoyed getting to know you a bit and look forward to staying in touch. Happy Thanksgiving! xoxo
Mom! Those wax paintings are so beautiful – really really love them!! The one of you is seriously one of the cutest pictures of all time. Miss you. xoxo
Also the one of Grandpa Ralph is adorable, Im really liking these!
I studied the Fayum portraits last year in my Roman Art History class 🙂
Thanks Amelia 🙂 I thought they turned out well. I’m really excited to do some more……
Finally got a minute to check out the new website and blog. It looks great! Really love the look of the wax paintings too.
Thanks Lucy 🙂 Wish I could have sampled some of that Dinner you made on Thursday 🙂 Sounded fabulous!