I've been away for 4 days. I took a three day workshop at Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program in western Massachusetts. Here is one of the barns at Snow Farm. I was quite taken with the fence/trellis made of old bicycles.
Our teacher, Debbie Nathan, demonstrating a painting technique.
A pancake griddle can serve as an inexpensive heated palette on which to melt the encaustic colors. Paintbrushes must be kept heated too. In the tins are clear encaustic medium and paraffin which is used to clean brushes and palette.
A bin containing unmelted medium.
An array of encaustic pigments. Delicious colors and texture.
This is Debbie's professional grade palette with a brush rest. In my next post I will show some of the paintings I created.