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Ellen Koment Encaustic Workshops
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Francisco Benitez
Ellen Koment

FUSING THE ANCIENT & CONTEMPORARY

A three day encaustic workshop:
May 22-24, 2015

Fusing the Ancient and the Contemporary
 
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.

Koment’s abstractions stem from the natural world, from the landscapes and occasionally figures which she uses as a jumping off point for her vibrant abstractions. On paper and panels she starts with a point of reference, and through transparent glazes and her unique lines, translates them into her paintings.
 
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: left: Benitez, Rt: Koment, Bahama Blues, 48"x36" available at KaranrRuhlenGallery

Additional workshops coming up:

  • More About  Encaustic, working larger, May 11-14
  • Beyond Beginning, Working Large' July 6-10
  • Encaustic Master Class, 4 days, August 10-13
  • Explore New Mexico and Encaustic June 23-25
  • EncausticSPAIN: Feb 14-20, 2016   encausticspain.com
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505-501-4620 
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