Thursday & Friday, June 9 & 10
Painting on paper offers freedom to work quickly and lightly, whether you’re at a residency and don’t wish to be encumbered with the bulkiness of panels, or you simply want the option of painting with encaustic on a lighter substrate with the optical effect of many layers created from just a few. Raé will teach you how to use encaustic gesso to keep the wax from bleeding under the masked borders of a painting, effective use of translucent layers of encaustic, how to make marks in the wax with handmade stamps and objects from nature to give depth to the layers, and how to fuse with a torch or a heat gun on paper. She’ll demonstrate methods of masking borders and creating deceptively thin layers. This workshop will teach you ways to achieve the visual depth artists are often seeking in their work—and it’s an appoach you could translate to panel if you wish.
Raé Miller is a mixed media artist living in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Her recent work addresses the illusion of time and place and the fallibility of a memory not anchored by "home". She was the recipient of a Scholarship Grant for the Seventh International Encaustic Conference, and a featured artist in the book Art in San Miguel by Al Tirado. She is working on artwork for an exhibit in Winter, 2016/17, for the Museo de Bellas Artes “El Nigromante” Centro Cultural in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. In 2010, she opened Raé Miller Studio/Gallery in Fabrica La Aurora, a former textile mill turned arts center. She teaches 20 workshops per year in her studio. Raé’s work is in private collections in the United States, the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada, Europe and Dubai.