“What if” is artist Lisa Pressman’s mantra. What if you did it this way, what if you didn’t do that at all? What if you scraped back, exposed this or obliterated that?
We practiced mark making and experimented with different mediums to see how they reacted with heat and wax. It was an invigorating 2-day workshop and we could have gone on for another day or two. It was wonderful to meet Lisa, having heard good things about her workshop from Kristina Honn-Trudell who persuaded several of us from Encausticamp to make the trek to Portland. I am so glad that I did. I also had the opportunity to meet another encaustic artist, Elise Wagner. We had some wonderful artists in our workshop, too, so it was inspiring to see everyone’s work. It was a great encaustic weekend.