Saturday, April 19, 2008

fire and encaustic for April 24, 2008

You need to bring this Thursday:
- 2 panels to paint white:
one of a size that will fit flat inside your frypan or on your pallette - say 6x8 or 6x6
the second panel can be the size you have been using or whatever goes with the size print, drawing you want to use.
- a third panel to begin the rabbit skin glue process
- a fourth panel to collage
- material you want to use to collage: photos, small 3D bits, monoprints to cut up, drawings, magazine photos

A heads up - for the May 1st class I'm going to ask you to bring an inexpensive double boiler to make the rabbit skin glue gesso. I'll bring the R&F whiting for it. I think the whiting will cost each of us about $9. And I'll supply the rabbit skin glue.

Also, thought you might be interested in this from R&F - another wax: Soy Wax. You would use this for cleaning brushes (should you want to do that): " We at R&F as well as a number of our customers have been experimenting with partially-hydrogenated soy wax as a replacement for paraffin. The results have been encouraging. Soy wax is non-toxic and burns cleaner than paraffin. Soybeans are a renewable source, unlike paraffin, which consists of petroleum. Soy Wax is naturally biodegradable. Soy wax is also easier to remove than paraffin wax, so after the color has been cleaned out of the brush, the brush can be washed with soap and water and is reusable in other mediums."

Here are the images from the last class, presented alphabetically:

Alix - Holes In the Story

Alix - Ode to a Wedding

Alix - Rose Violet Scribble

Bill - Mardi Gras Band

Bill - Palimpsest

Bill - Plaid Prototype

Bill - Weave

Kristine - Coral

Kristine - Dissembling Butterfly

Kristine - Maize and Blue

Marco - Abstraction

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