“Deluxe Encaustic Lab” Dec

Do you need an encaustic space to create? It’s finally here! The Deluxe Encaustic Lab is a 3-hour block of time so you can focus, practice and paint.  This lab is uninstructed however I will be present in case you have a question or two.  This lab is designed to be a V.I.P. experience limited to only 6 participants.  Here is […]

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A.R.T. and A.D.D.

It’s a little known fact that I have A.D.D.  Just for funzies lets throw in a little depression and O.C.D. while we’re at it.  I’m an alphabet soup of clinical terms – tasty!   Don’t worry, this isn’t anything new for me and I have a lifetime of experience learning how to live with these little brain-minions […]

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Sacramento Open Studios 2017

You’re Invited! Come visit me, Jaya King, and amazing fellow artist, Jenny Keller, for Sacramento Open Studios! To get a taste of the Jaya & Jenny show you’ve GOT to watch our 10 minute “Artist Chat” video all the way through to the end – there’s a little surprise! Jenny will have her gorgeous colorful acrylics […]

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“Deluxe Encaustic Lab” August

Do you need an encaustic space to create? It’s finally here! The Deluxe Encaustic Lab is a 3-hour block of time so you can focus, practice and paint.  This lab is uninstructed however I will be present in case you have a question or two.  This lab is designed to be a V.I.P. experience limited to only 6 participants.  Here is […]

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“Intro to Encaustic” Encaustic workshop June 9th

THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL (will be repeated multiple dates July, multiple dates August) Welcome to the wonderful world of wax! This is going to be an exciting hands-on introduction to the most magical of mediums: encaustic.  In this 1-day workshop we will be covering the basics of encaustic painting including information about materials, tools, safety and […]

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“U Create Day” Encaustic demonstration RWC

I will be representing R&F Paints and everything-encaustic at this fun FREE event! Visit my waxy booth in San Jose on Saturday and Redwood City on Sunday.  I will be doing a special lecture/demo (time TBD) in each store’s classroom describing the glory that is encaustic.  If you were ever curious about the encaustic medium this is […]

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“U Create Day” Encaustic demonstration SJ

I will be representing R&F Paints and everything-encaustic at this fun FREE event! Visit my waxy booth in San Jose on Saturday and Redwood City on Sunday.  I will be doing a special lecture/demo (time TBD) in each store’s classroom describing the glory that is encaustic.  If you were ever curious about the encaustic medium […]

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Inspiration is No Joke

Sometimes inspiration hits when you least expect it. I know how I operate:  I am deadline driven.  When I take on a commission I want to know when I need to deliver it by.  Of course, there is always the circumstance when I ask, “When would you like this?” and the answer is “Oh, whenever…” […]

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“Mastering the Encaustic Surface” Encaustic demonstration

What is encaustic without texture? The sculptural and tactile quality of encaustic is undeniably alluring.  This free demo will highlight the many ways of integrating texture, incision and pattern into encaustic artwork.  How to successfully use stencils will also be demonstrated.  In addition to textural surface manipulation you will also learn how to achieve the coveted ultra-smooth encaustic surface! REGISTER […]

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Back in Black (and White)

I am a color nerd.  I am fascinated with color relationships and how they interact with one another.  I am a huge advocate using a limited color palette (if you’ve been in any of my classes you’ve heard me emphatically preach this concept).  I can spend hours painting swatches, color studies, deciphering pigments on the back of paint […]

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