FUSING THE ANCIENT & CONTEMPORARY
A three day encaustic workshop:
May 22-24, 2015
Join Francisco Benitez and Ellen Koment in exploring each of their approaches to Encaustic Painting, and finding, with them, your individual approach to combining the two.
As different as each of their approaches are, technically, and as different as their paintings are, they each turn to the real world as a resource and inspiration..be it from the figure or the landscape. Each appreciates the beauty and versatility of the medium..
Benitez’s encaustic work is based upon the Ancient Greek tradition of encaustic painting and the beautiful Fayum portraits which were the last expression of that lofty tradition. He incorporates the tetrachromy, or four color palette, in his working practice, as well as ancient tools, glazing and fusing techniques, to render life-like images.
In addition,we will introduce the new Ceracolor water based encaustic paints, and use them during a brief plein aire painting session.. You can take your encaustic painting outside!
The workshop will allow ample time to learn and explore each of their techniques, with demos and discussions by each of the artists.
This workshop is appropriate for those new to Encaustic, as well as those with more experience.
Paintings above: Benitez, below: Koment,