Nov 30, 2016

Wax on Wednesdays Glad to Be Back and Holiday Ornaments !


After several hours  layered , bundled, and covered in confetti from the clowns , I got to see this little lady march by me in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. They all  left the hotel at 5:55 am on the subway in just their little costumes for Central Park , and they marched and then danced at Harold's Square for the tv performance portion of the parade. It was a wonderful week and once in a lifetime experience for all of the  dancers . We were able to have some quality mother daughter time sightseeing  in between rehearsals , and the week flew by before we knew it . 

Back in the studio , I wanted to do some sort of holiday ornament with  some of the  hand painted encaustic embedded rice papers that I am completely addicted to . Something simple to frame some of my favorite parts of each painting . When they are hung these little ornaments illuminate like little paper lanterns when placed on a twinkling lit tree. 




I did some with and some without  glitter. I am not a huge glitter fan , but I do enjoy a little sparkle on the Christmas tree. The glitter portion is completely optional . I did enjoy the look of the plain darkened annealed steel framed against the paper as well. I purchased the wire from Ace Hardware. 


If you would like to join me in exploring the wonderful world of creating these papers and a whole lot more , there is just 48 hours more to receive the 20% off Early Bird Registration for "Encausticology Paper Journey " online workshop ! 


To see all of the details for this workshop click 
Enter the code "encausticologypaper" to receive the 20% discount. 




Supplies I used this week :
encaustic painted rice papers
darkened annealed steel wire
"Yes" paste
extra fine glitter 
wire cutters
jewelers block ( Michaels)
hammer

If you would like to view this video directly on the Youtube channel click 
Also not too late to enter for the drawing for 1 free spot in Encausticology Paper Journey workshop ! I will be drawing the winner this Sunday December 4th. Simply leave a comment on the post . Also if you would like to share on Pinterest , Facebook , Twitter, Instagram etc etc I will enter you an additional  time for each share ! Please let me know where you shared so that I can enter you for each time in the drawing  :) 

Blessings,
Shari 

Nov 17, 2016

Wax on Wednesdays Sometimes Less is More and Workshop News !

There is something about witnessing these  papers absorb the wax pigments that is meditative, seductive , and magical. Encouraging the curiosity  to keep going and the excitement to see what will happen next.  
Each move builds on the one made beforehand , each color blending and adding to the story .  Every piece feeling like it has a story to be told . To be revealed.   

Registration is now open for 
"Encausticology Paper Journey" online workshop.
Early Bird registration sale now through Dec 1.
Save 20% Off with coupon code "encausticologypaper" at checkout 
in the Etsy shop. 


How About a Giveaway ! 
There is also a giveaway  for one free slot in the workshop! 
Simply leave a comment on this  post to enter. If you would like to enter more than one time simply share about the workshop on social media ( pinterest, Facebook, blog, twitter , instagram etc etc. ) and let me know where you shared in your comment here. And, a huge Thank You so much ahead of time for sharing !
The drawing for the giveaway will be Dec 1 ! 
Week 3 of "Encausticology Paper Journey " online workshop 
No brush hot plate painting ! 


This will be the last Wax on Wednesday for a couple of weeks here because Ms. Reagan is dancing in New York for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade ! Woot ! We are excited to leave for the Big Apple ! 

Supplies I used this week:
2 masonite boards
white encaustic medium
tissue paper (painted with india inks)
Yellow encaustic paint
green encaustic paint
oil sticks
heat gun 
india ink

Sometimes Less is More
 Sometimes the supplies come out , excitement sets in , and the urge to keep going , or maybe the uncertainty of when to stop presents itself . 
This week I wanted to do a couple of pieces with some tissue I had painted with india inks for the purpose of using it in collage. 

As I progressed and looked from one piece to the other , one of them seemed as though I had gone a little too far . The composition was poor, and there was just too much going on. The wonderful thing about encaustic of course is there are no mistakes!  I was able to frame the section I wanted revealed with a layer of black encaustic paint, and hone in the composition to something the eye could now follow. 
Encaustic as a medium allows you to scrape back to reveal , cover over , and build upon previous  layers . 


If you would like to see the video directly on the Youtube channel please click 

Blessings
Shari 

Nov 9, 2016

All New Encaustic Workshop and THE Holiday Workshop Sale!

No wax on Wednesdays today , but the Holiday sale for 2016 is here and it is HUGE. 50% OFF All workshops today through Friday (3days) Only. And, it includes the new encaustic workshop! 
One of the journals from "Encausticology Paper Journey"
 online workshop

I am beyond excited to share this 14 th online workshop with you! 

"Encausticology Paper Journey" 

Join me on a 6 week journey and adventure into freeing your mind , and flexing you creative muscles in exploring the completely magical effects of encaustic and paper.
Workshop includes:
- Intro to encaustic including tools, set up , and safety 
-Let's go paper hunting ! Finding the best papers for use with         encaustic 
-Mono printing
-Embedding a wide variety of papers with awesomely fun encaustic    techniques. 
-Let's create some handmade paper magic ! 
-Encaustic paintings on paper
-Encaustic Journals ! ( binding all of our beautiful monotypes and painted papersin gorgeous encaustic journals that we create from scratch!!!!) 
Here is one of the journals from "Encausticology Paper Collage" we will be creating from scratch !
Encausticology Paper Journal from Shari Replogle on Vimeo.




And of course lets find out what happens when we explore india inks, graphite , pastels, oil pastels, stencils , stamping, and more more more! 
Free yourself creatively, by loosing the fear of the blank page .
Free yourself creatively, and allow yourself to express your emotion through intuitiveness, color , and encaustic !
Workshop begins on January 15th with forever access to both the classroom and videos once purchased.
What if I am new to encaustic ? 
That's totally ok ! 
I go over all of the tools, basic set up, and explain  all of the projects from start to finish in the videos. 
All of my online workshops have LOTS of content to explore  and create with including suggestions and lots ideas for further study and exploration .

Registration details can be found in my Etsy shop 
HERE
simply ad coupon code holiday50 at checkout 

Let's Have a Giveaway!
I will be giving away one spot in the 
"Encausticology Paper Journey" 
online workshop!
Simply leave a comment here on the blog and you will be entered for the drawing. 
AND,
if you share this post (or a photo from it with link) on any social media (Facebook , pinterest, instagram , your blog what ever you think of lol etc.)  I will enter you in the drawing one time for Each share  ! Simply make sure you let me know how many places you shared in your comment here on the blog so I can enter you :)
Thank you so much ahead of time to anyone who shares . It means a tremendous amount to artists who are self promoted to help get the word out. 

to receive the 50% off any of the workshops add coupon code " holiday50" at checkout in the Etsy shop. 
If you would like to purchase here on the blog I will refund you the 50% after purchase through Pay Pal. 

Now I can't wait until January 15 Th !!
Blessings,
Shari  




Nov 2, 2016

Wax on Wednesdays Wonderful Warm Colors of Fall with a Wood Glue Burn


First off some photos of the workshop this past weekend at Marco's Paper in Dayton Ohio hosted by the lovely ladies ( Debbie and Braenda) of White Iris Arts. 
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This was a wonderful bunch .
 All of the creative juices were flowing in this room ! 

The following photos are just some of the awesome student works in the workshop . As usual when I am going through the photos at home , I wish I had my camera out taking twice as many photos. We get carried away creating and I forget to get the camera out !

Watching all of these works evolve is my favorite part. I love seeing what techniques everyone enjoys the most and where they go with it individually . Each student learned the same techniques, and each work is completely unique , beautiful , and not remotely similar. It renews my spirit each time to watch as a student falls in love with encaustic as a medium and discover what they can do with it. 
















Wax on Wednesdays !
I love the beautiful warm caramel colors of 
Fall . A wood glue burn emulates these colors quite well when done on a birch board panel. 
Supplies I used this week:
4x4" cradled birch board panels
white encaustic medium
black encaustic medium 
india ink
wood glue
creme brûlée torch
ephemera






Dry brushed texture . 
                                                          
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There are now over 80 videos !

Blessings,
Shari 

Oct 26, 2016

Wax on Wednesdays Fun Color Layers with Masking Technique!



This week I have been a busy bee :) creating handmade encaustic paint in the studio not just for me per usual, but for my workshop this weekend in Dayton Ohio at Marco's Paper!

These take some time, and are made with lots of love, and attention to smooth beautiful  pigmentation .

CLASS  FULL
Contact White Iris Arts to be added to wait list 

 ( full) If you would like to join me for a full day of encaustic creating!
October 29
Marco's Paper 
Dayton Ohio
catered lunch is included ! These ladies at White Iris Arts have an entire day of fun planned while we create and explore the wonderful world of encaustic painting. 
Here is the link for all of the workshop details


Wax on Wednesdays !
Fun Color Layers Masking Technique
This is a really fun method of creating geometric shapes and  color layers. 


Supplies I used this week:
masonite boards
encaustic medium
handmade encaustic paints
heat gun
R and F black oil paint stick
vegetable oil 
masking tape 







If you would like to view the video directly on the youtube channel click 

Blessings to you,
Shari

Oct 25, 2016

 My focus in the studio this Fall has been to concentrate on creating a  consistent body of work.
In order to stay on task , it helps a great deal to also stay consistent with my time when I am in the studio.  I have been sticking to routines as much as possible in order to maximize my painting time while there. 

As artists we are constantly exploring creative avenues, and with all of these ideas rolling around in our heads  that we want to try, but it can sometimes actually hinder us from moving forward as much as a creative block can. 

 Constantly jumping from discipline to discipline ,  medium to medium , can actually take away from developing  consistency and developing an individual style  in your painting. 
In the past I would constantly jump from an encaustic collage, to assemblage, to an encaustic burn, etc. etc. etc. 
Right now I am trying to stay on task , and finding that my paintings develop much further , and I am able to progress in  my discoveries of both my self, and my technique and personal style that way.  

By staying consistent most of the week . I might give myself one free day to let loose and work in a different medium altogether or play with a different technique so I can continue to feel fresh. 




By holding to this practice instead of going off on every idea that comes to mind, I am able to explore, examine , and investigate , a concept,  theme,  or composition,  in progressively deeper ways, than is possible by making just one piece in any certain style. 


This  process itself is ever evolving for me and quite exciting. Each week I discover new things , and am able to look back at works from weeks past and see the evolution which is quite exciting!


Live Encaustic Workshop October 29
Marco's Paper 
Dayton Ohio
On a completely different note, I am excited to say that  there is just a few more days to go to the workshop at Marco's Paper in Dayton Ohio. 
A Few spots left if you would like to join us !

 A full day of encaustic exploration , catered lunch, snacks, and I will be giving away one of my original encaustic pieces at the workshop  :) 
ALL materials are included in registration price. 
So all you have to do is come and play, learn, explore, discover, create , and enjoy the magical and ancient medium of encaustic ! 
To see all of the details for the workshop and register go to this