Photo Encaustic: A brief history and demonstration of basic techniques
Diana Shay Diehl
In this presentation, Diana Shay Diehl will give a brief history of encaustic painting as she demonstrates some basic techniques in using encaustic medium to alter and enhance her photographic work. She will discuss substrates, tools, and important information regarding the safe handling of 150-200 degree melted materials and potentially toxic pigments. Participants should come away with a basic understanding and deeper appreciation of how to view encaustic works.
This is an Oak Gallery exclusive event and is a great precursor to the inner workings behind Diana's process and workshops that will follow.
Lite Refreshments served and free parking near gallery for the lecture event.
I am a multi-medium artist whose home base is in the mojave desert. I have a penchant for wanderlust, wild lands preservation, photosensitive chemistry, organic pigments, natural fibers, beeswax, and words. All my works begin with a hand printed photograph, captured digitally or on film, which I build upon in a variety of media to explore connections with my inner and outer landscapes. Because each of my pieces begin and end with an internal dance that cannot be precisely duplicated, they are all one of a kind. Once it's gone, it is gone ~ just like every living thing on this Earth...
My background in public education and counseling integrates my photographic art practices with helping people find community and gratitude as we navigate human relationships with fragile environments. I find great joy in planting seeds - teaching people new-to-them techniques for their own creative practices.
Diana Shay Diehl