“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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“Creativity & Fear: Face the Canvas” 2-day workshop (SJ Sept)

Are you caught in the middle of a staring contest with your canvas? Have you always wanted to pick up the brush but somehow felt “blocked”? Are you painting the same painting over and over? You’ve seen all the YouTube videos… …now what? This 2-day workshop is designed to recognize and confront creative roadblocks, ruts […]

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“Creativity & Fear: Face the Canvas” 2-day Acrylic workshop (July – Sac)

Are you caught in the middle of a staring contest with your canvas? Have you always wanted to pick up the brush but somehow felt “blocked”? Are you painting the same painting over and over? You’ve seen all the YouTube videos… …now what? This 2-day workshop is designed to recognize and confront creative roadblocks, ruts […]

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“Creativity & Fear: Face the Canvas” 2-day acrylic workshop (June – SAC)

Are you caught in the middle of a staring contest with your canvas? Have you always wanted to pick up the brush but somehow felt “blocked”? Are you painting the same painting over and over? You’ve seen all the YouTube videos… …now what? This 2-day workshop is designed to recognize and confront creative roadblocks, ruts […]

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2nd Annual “Let Your Brilliance Shine” Women’s Luncheon

Speaking Panelist Creativity & Fear:  An Artist’s Perspective Come join me and a full panel of inspirational speakers at the 2nd Annual Women’s Transformation Networking Luncheon “Let Your Brilliance Shine”!   My topic of Creativity & Fear is out of this world and I’m excited to share my insight from an artist’s perspective. Where does emotional pain […]

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Living the Dream (part 2)

This post is part 2 from last month’s “Wishful Thinking”. If you’re new to The Fearless Painter you might want to check out last month’s post before reading…enjoy! Dream big.   Dreams form ideas.   Write the ideas down.   Turn it into a step-by-step plan.   Do the steps.   Simple huh?  Sure, it […]

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Wishful Thinking (part 1)

My dad kept asking me, “What’s your vision?”  I found that it was hard to articulate my answer in specifics.  I mean, I had an idea of what it looked like.  But that was it – an idea, a feeling, a daydream, or in other words “wishful thinking”. Over the past few months he kept pushing me […]

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