11/14/14

My 2015 Encaustic Workshops (so far)!






























Jan. 31-Feb. 1, Encaustic TACTile Mosaics at ArtSpot, Edmonds, WA 
http://artspot.squarespace.com/adult-classes/

Feb. 28, Encaustic Photo Blocks at ArtSpot, Edmonds, WA
http://artspot.squarespace.com/adult-classes/

March 7-8, Contemporary Encaustic 1 at uLearn/ArtsNow, Edmonds Community College, Edmonds, WA
http://www.edcc.edu/ulearn/

March 21, Encaustic Wax Painting at South Seattle College, Seattle, WA
www.learnatsouth.org

April 25, Encaustic Monotypes at ArtSpot, Edmonds WA
http://artspot.squarespace.com/adult-classes/

Need more specific information about these workshops? Contact me at JonesMooreStudioArt@gmail.com. Sign up now, classes are small and fill quickly!

11/13/14

Re-visiting a beautiful post from Rebecca Brooks

Read about "kindness" here: http://corazon.typepad.com/recuerda_mi_corazon/2010/04/kindness.html

Rebecca Brooks posted this in 2010 ( in her Recuerda mi Corazon blog) in preparation for the 2010 Oaxaca StreetChildren shrine auction, and she featured my shrine " Protect the Children". The words...are very moving, and disturbing, at the same time. By Naomi Shihab Nye. Please take the time to visit Rebecca's blog.



10/24/14

Busy as a Bee Spending Time with my NEW Love: Encaustic Monotypes!



For the last month I have been PLAYING in the studio with a new technique: encaustic monotype! I cannot stop! It's immediate (gratification), spontaneous, NOT labor intensive and requires only one heated griddle...

And I LOVE working on paper. I have not had the pleasure of working on paper since my pastel landscape days. I am printing on ANYTHING I can get my hands on (and already have in the studio): BK Rives, rice paper, mulberry paper, inkjet printable cotton and some "unknowns".

I am usually able to complete several prints in less than an hour. I love that hey relate to each other because of the ghost prints (pulling a second print while there is still a trace of the encaustic paint left on the heated plate). I am working with R & F bars of encaustic paint, Enkaustikos Hot Sticks and Wax Snaps. And in true JonesMoore style, I am throwing a little mixed media onto the prints: graphite, oil pastels, charcoal and several brands of water soluble sticks, such as Derwent and Stabilo. I AM IN HEAVEN! STAY TUNED FOR MORE ON THIS FABULOUS ADVENTURE...I THINK I MAY JUST BE TEACHING THIS IN THE SPRING!

9/29/14

Rust and Stuff from the East Coast!




Some favorite rusty items and surfaces! I took these photos while visiting Rocky Neck Artist Colony, at the boat dock there (in Gloucester, MA). I was joined by fellow rust "nuts" and creative friends, Rodica and Ellen. What fun! The guys on the docks probably thought we had a few rusty screws loose, obsessing with rusty surfaces and our iPhones! I have to admit I completely passed up the opportunity to see some cool artist studios while there...guess there's always "next time".

8/22/14

NEW Encaustic works show opens September 5 at Hanson Scott Gallery in Seattle!


Opening Reception Friday, September 5 from 5:00-8:30 pm during the Seattle ArtWalk (YES, it's on a FRIDAY this month!)

Hanson Scott Gallery, in downtown Seattle, in the Tashiro Kaplan building near Caffe Vita (Pioneer Square). Located at 312 So. Washington, Studio D, Seattle, WA

I am showing NEW encaustic and mixed media paintings and art assemblage, mixed in with some of my fabulous "faves"! Come on down for the opening because the gallery hours are limited! I'll see you there...