Encaustic Still Life, Elegant Play with Dale Roberts

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Encaustic Still Life, Elegant Play with Dale Roberts

480.00

June 7 & 8
Wednesday & Thursday
10am - 4pm

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June 7 & 8
Wednesday & Thursday
10am - 4pm

This workshop will offer a creative approach to the discipline of still life painting using encaustic. During the two-day session through demonstration and personal instruction, the beautiful interaction of the translucent skin of the wax film will be applied to a creative dialogue with observable objects. The character, intrinsic nature and interaction of objects and environment will become the inspiration for the work.

The expressive possibilities of the medium are well suited to the thoughtful consideration of the still life. The objects we surround ourselves with are often a reflection of the visual choices, which most deeply engage and move us. The excitement, which a still life painting session evokes, can translate into powerful and sublime painting.

The class will cover important considerations including composition, theme, focus, texture, spatial interaction, value range, and verisimilitude vs. interpretative aesthetics.


Dale O. Roberts was born in Waterville, New York in 1959. Roberts is a painter, working primarily in the encaustic medium for over 30 years with a significant portion of work carried out in gouache, graphite and a variety of other techniques. His work explores the painterly possibilities of representation with regard to urban landscape, still life and rural landscape. Roberts graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and drawing from Tyler School of Art in 1982. He has had numerous solo shows at the Rosenfeld gallery in Philadelphia PA, and is also represented by the following galleries: Blue Heron in Wellfleet MA, Marshall Lakae Gallery in Scottsdale AZ, and the 1261 Gallery in Denver CO. He has paintings in many public and private collections including Rutgers University Museum, Community College of Philadelphia Museum, The Wharton School of business, and Vanguard investment Group. Roberts currently lives and works in Norristown PA. Future representation in Philadelphia will be at Gross McCleaf Gallery.