I love rust!
There is an advantage to hosting a workshop at your house. You get first dibs on the artwork brought by the artist. This is the gorgeous piece I purchased from Pam Nichols who taught Dyeing to Rust, an encaustic and rust workshop.
What a weekend we had in this class. Can I say that I squealed more than once as I played with all of the cool rusty pieces Pam brought for our rusting. Of course, we now have a date to go picking at the place where she acquired most of her treasures. I LOVE playing with rust and encaustic. Pam's aesthetic is similar to mine. She likes to attach rusty bits to her pieces as do I. I am always drawn to adding pieces to my paintings so imagine how thrilled I was to discover Pam and her work. Here are four of the pieces I completed. There is another but I have to not share it since it is a Christmas present.
Pam is a generous, enthusiastic teacher and there were some amazing pieces that came out of this workshop, including work from four newbies to the encaustic process. We are planning a second Dyeing to Rust workshop at the end of May. Message me if you are interested. There is a list already started. And watch out for this artist, Pam is focused and has a plan. I can't wait to watch her achieve her goals.