Books of Images and Wax with Bridgette Guerzon Mills
Bridgette Guerzon Mills

This past week I spent three days playing with wax, plaster, oil paints and ephemera with the delightful Bridgette Guerzon Mills and 8 other artists at the Pacific Northwest Art School in Coupeville building books of images using plaster and encaustics. We were aided by a wonderful local artist, Stephanie Schuemann, whose oil paintings are amazing.
Deborah Campbell and Leslie West

The range of experience in the room went from me, the newbie, to an art teacher, and Leslie who has been using encaustics for over 20 years.




Luckily for me, Leslie and Deborah, also an experienced artist and great photographer, shared my table.

Day one we made covers for one book and plaster pages for another. I made covers for an additional book and two more plaster books (yes, Andrea Matus deMeng, I can hear you laughing).

Below is one of the plaster page books.

The cast of artists.
Books of Images and Wax Class with Bridgette Guerzon Mills

6 Comments Add yours

  1. k_n_d says:

    Kathie, i really enjoyed looking through the photos on the blog.  This looks like a LOT of work, but the end result is so very interesting and tactile!



    1. Not a lot of work–just a lot of playing. I enjoyed the process.


  2. k8daniel says:

    Fun, fun! I love encaustics…I tried it for the first time at Artfest. too bad it’s so expensive 🙂 Looks like a lovely day was had.


    1. It was a lovely three days, Kate…..more to come.


  3. Amy Persons says:

    Looks like an amazing art experience. Very happy for you.


    1. Thank you, Amy. Perhaps one day we can meet at a retreat? Ellen, too?


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