Wednesday, 28 September 2016

ENCAUSTIC - WAX classes in Australia 2016

Learn what the B U Z Z is all about 

Making art is not self-indulgent brings you alive !
Weekends - 29 /30 Oct & 19/20 Nov (10am - 4pm) Cost - $ 250
Wednesday Class - 9 & 23 Nov(10am - 4pm) Cost - $ 130
(mornings 10am-1pm) Cost - $ 80 a session 
* Fee includes waxes, equipment & most materials 
Please be aware we work with hot waxes
* Some experience with mixed media or painting is preferred 
Max 6 students & min 2 for class to go ahead
Please don't hesitate to contact me for more info - 0455 721885

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Dreaming of Encaustic Wax in Australian landscape

'Outback Dream' 

I continue to try to make art that is more from what I feel rather than what I think ! 
My aim is to create more personal work that remains true to myself, while often portraying the human element 

 Encaustic wax on board 120x90cm


Detail of wax texture

                                      Work begins In the studio with my life drawing imbedded into wax 

Adding wax & scraping wax off 

Rubbing oil stick over wax texture  

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

2016 International Encaustic Conference & workshops in USA

What a buzz mixing with so many talented American artists & learning even more about Encaustic wax !

Various pieces of mine from recent workshops at Castle Hill Arts in Truro, CapeCod 

Small panels using different techniques with graphite, carbon & encaustic wax 

Detail of panel above

Monotype print on Japanese paper

Monotype print on rice paper scrolls

Texture & oil stick added to waxed drawing

Monday, 2 May 2016

Fusing Encaustic-Wax VIDEO

See the wax paint melting with a heat gun

Close up of large painting showing glass-like depth combined with misty & textured effects

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Encaustics in Provincetown USA 2016

I'm so lucky to be going on my first USA trip & to this amazing event in Cape Cod 


In anticipation I've had some fun & frustration working on this painting 

" Lands Waxy End " to take with me to get feedback at a workshop 

An old map became inspiration for my work 

An interesting read of this amazing place

Postcards I've done to sell @ Conference to raise money for scholarships

Monday, 11 April 2016

ENCAUSTIC painting is a mystery

Is this a sky landscape or an underwater scene ?
Can you find the mystery woman hidden in here ?
'Immersion' is my latest Encaustic-Wax painting - 124cm x 92cm

Detail 1 shows moving layers of wax colours with heat gun

Detail 2 shows built up textures with wax

Detail 3 shows incising out & rubbing bitumen over

One of many stages this painting went through 

It all started with a drawing, rust & wax on papers

Monday, 7 March 2016

Encaustic art classes in Queensland

Artist Jacki Archibald runs classes & workshops in Queensland, Australia 

with the amazing ENCAUSTIC WAX versatile medium

  • Fee includes waxes, equipment & most materials                     
  • Please be aware we work with hot waxes 
  • Some experience with mixed media or painting is preferred       
  • Sorry but classes only go ahead with least 3 participants                                                                                                          
Weekend workshops 2016  (10am - 4pm )  Cost - $ 250 

23/24 April, 25/26 June, 23/24 July, 27/28 Aug, 17/18 Sept 

Encaustic & Paper Day -  TBA   Cost - $130  

Wednesday Class (mornings 10am-1pm)  Cost - $ 80 a session 

- 13 July, 10 August, 14 Sept, 12 Oct, 9 Nov

Don't hesitate to contact me for more info  -  0455 721885 - 
My recent Encaustic painting 'Oceans Alive' 95cm x 95cm

These ink drawings on rice paper waxed onto boards is how this painting started

See interesting drawing techniques onto wax in this video

I leave you with this quote for today & student samples from last workshop

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Encaustic Wax workshops & classes in 2016 Australia

Time to immerse yourself with this amazing & versatile painting medium

Foundation Weekends  Cost  -  $ 250 ( 2 days)
- 27 /28 Feb, 19 /20 Mar, 23/24 April  25/26 June ( 10am - 4pm )          
Encaustic Paper Day  Cost - $140
- Sunday 17 April  POSTPONED  TBA  

NOTE: Fee includes waxes, equipment, tools & most materials

Wednesday Classes  (mornings 10am-1pm) Cost - $ 80 a session (min 2)   continues  6 July >
Tutor:  Jacki Archibald
Don't hesitate to contact me for more info  -
Learn ways to make wax mediums & colours for your own studio 

Create paintings using various techniques applied to a rigid substrate

Discover many mixed media effects with Encaustic-Wax & Papers

I want to leave you with this quote today

“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” ― Andy Warhol