Mixing Your Mediums (and Maybe Metaphors)

Claffey, Debra_Through the Light I Hear, No. 6_encaustic, oil and wax paint, graphite on paper on panel_24 x 24_2018_ 201837.jpg
Claffey, Debra_Through the Light I Hear, No. 6_encaustic, oil and wax paint, graphite on paper on panel_24 x 24_2018_ 201837.jpg

Mixing Your Mediums (and Maybe Metaphors)

275.00

DEBRA CLAFFEY
Thursday
May 30
10am - 4pm

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Thursday
May 30
10am - 4pm
1 Session

Using a very absorbent paper (I use Rives BFK) on a panel. An initial drawing is made with white or clear encaustic paint and lightly fused. The next layer is put down with R&F pigment sticks or oil paint with R&F Blending medium. The paint will slide over the encaustic and absorb into the open space on the Rives BFK in a unique mix of texture and surface.

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Debra Claffey is a visual artist who uses encaustic, oil, and mixed media in her work. She holds a BFA in Painting from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and Tufts University and an Associate's Degree in Horticultural Technology from the University of New Hampshire. In 2011, she received an Artist Entrepreneurial Grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Claffey’s work has won several awards, including the Second Place Award at the Monotype Guild of New England’s Fifth National Monotype Exhibition in May 2018. Claffey writes a blog, Making Something Out of Nothing. She has curated five exhibitions, the most recent being The Space Between Shadow and Light for the Eleventh International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown, Massachusetts in June 2017. Claffey is a Past-President of New England Wax, and Past President of the NH Chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art. Raised in Connecticut, educated in Massachusetts, she now lives and works in New Boston, New Hampshire.