What is Encaustics? How do I paint with wax? Let’s take a look at the basics of this versatile medium. It’s fascinating, sometimes frustrating, yet a lot of fun. Below are examples of Jaimie’s take on this ancient technique practiced by Greek artists as far back as the 5th Century B.C. See more HERE in her online exhibit, Big Skies and Water Dreams.
Take a look at this YouTube video of the beauty of encaustics in action by artist Alicia Tormey.
About the presenter, Jaimie Ladysh:
Jaimie is a lens based interdisciplinary artist. Her work is rooted in place in a spiritual way within the natural world. Currently exploring digital with edited and some composited images, she prints the images on special archival papers, then further manipulates with hand-coloring, painting, and sometimes encaustics. The results are often described as ethereal. Whether representational or abstract, she seeks the little mysteries found when light models on forms and color.
Jaimie has a long use photography of traditional film and silver gelatin, Cyanotype, Van Dyke, Photograms, photo manipulations, infrared, and other alternative processes. As a fine art major, she began exploring hand tinting, coloring, and painting of photographs with oils, pencils, and water based media while at the university. She used 35 mm, 2 1/4 x 21/4, and toy cameras.
Her work is archival; made with materials for longevity. She has been in many galleries, press, and venues. Pieces are in private, public, and corporate collections. All pieces are in limited editions of 10 or 15 in one or more sizes.
Jaimie was born in Ohio, and has lived in a variety of places in many states and countries. She earned a BFA from University of Montana with a certificate to teach. She has been an art educator in Houston for 30 years.
Doors open at DEGALLERY at 5:30pm for our February meeting. There will be light refreshments. Come by a bit early, chat and catch up!