work on paper

work on paper
"Color Emerges" wax/paper 30"x22"

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Ellen Koment has been working with encaustic, and exhibiting it for 20 years. In 2013 she was awarded the prestigious La Vendeeme award for excellence in Encaustic Education. So we can assure you of a complete experience, learn the best encaustic practices within the context of a professional consideration of your work and your goals.



    Join me in my beautiful light filled studio in a stone schoolhouse for an unforgettable experience. Learn, work, and enjoy your fellow artists.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

September 6,7,8: ENCAUSTIC THEORIES AND PRACTICES   

Creating a personal series.    

OCT 20,21,22:  BEHIND THE LAYERS: Color and Transparency  


PRIVATE WORKSHOPS

1-3 people, 1-3 days, a really great way to get your questions answered, on dates that work for you.
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AND SPAIN!
March 18-24, 2018 right before the fantastic Easter week in Spain

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Come for a workshop, and see all that Santa Fe has to offer..galleries, museums, and of course the fantastic landscape.

ENCAUSTIC THEORIES AND PRACTICES: Creating a personal series September 6,7,8

This workshop is about coming closer to what you as an artist want to say: Not my voice, but yours. I will help you find the tools and techniques you need to express yourself, and to create a series of paintings that reflect your creative self.  How do you come to that point of recognition? Coming to it, how do you express it..what does the painting look like? 

Technically, we will cover pouring on panel and paper, creating glaze layers, line and pigment, creating movement in a painting, color and vibrancy.

This workshop is open to artists with encaustic experience, or artists new to encaustic who work in other mediums.




    Koment, series of panels 14" x14", encaustic on panels

Each student will work on a group of paintings that will work together, that can be exhibited or seen as a series. That inform and enhance each other. We will work on a series of panels from 12” to 24”, depending on what size best suits you.

By touching on the works of a number of artists in various mediums, we will try to come closer to understanding what your source is, by looking at what theirs were. What are your resources, what touchés you, what do you want to say?

It isn’t about techniques as an end, but at technique as a means toward what you want to achieve. However, we will also review or introduce a variety of techniques. We will talk about color, about transparency, layering, line, collage and the inclusion of photographic imagery, mark making and the small pour. and a variety of tools of expression..

Limit: ten students, Day goes from 10-4, 
All materials except panels are provided, although students will be given a list of optional items . Three days: $485. plus $50. materials fee




BEHIND THE LAYERS: Color and Transparency, OCTOBER 20,21,22

“It is not enough to place colors, however beautiful, one beside the other; colors must also react on one another. Otherwise, you have cacophony”.         “When I put a green, it it not grass. When I put a blue, it is not the sky.”                                                                                    Henri Matisse


                            Koment, tryptich on paper 30" x 68"
At the heart of working with encaustic wax, for me, is COLOR, the wonderful range of glazing possibilities. Using transparent layers of various colors to create new colors, understanding how to achieve beautiful affects with a full palette of color, whether it is soft or vibrant. Color is our most magic tool for conveying an meotional state. For me, it is at the essence of what I do as an artist. I think in color first. Whether you do or not, it is an important part of your process to learn and understand.

We will talk about mixing our colors, whether from commercial paints , dry pigments, or oil paints. Getting them to the place where they will do all that they can do. Where we can glaze, whether by brush or pouring, to create a harmonious and beautifl color experience.

We will consider what glazing can do for us, and how to achieve beautiful glaze affects.

And how to most effectively apply the paints to achieve our goals, whether by small pours or brushing.

Create a multi layered paintings in a variety of ways.. Using transparent layers, or poured layers, with a variety marks to help separate them, to help give them depth and beauty. Understanding that color is all about relationships. How colors affect each other, and what happens when they overlap each other.

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Ellen Koment taught Color Theory at the College level for many years. 

All materials are included except panels and paper, a list of optional items will be provided upon registration . fee $485..plus $50. materials fee