I am so excited to be one of the lucky artists invited this year! It gave me a chance to showcase my new encaustic work, and to meet some of the wonderful people who support artists by buying their work. A huge thank you to all who stopped by my display. It's so nice to hear from people that they love the work you do - that's the best encouragement an artist can hear!!!
|I just painted the blue "Lisa Riehl" sign on Thursday, talk about last minute!|
|Painting in progress|
People were intrigued by the encaustic paintings I had brought with me. Many had not heard of encaustics and asked lots of questions. They have such a different look to them - luminous and textured. I was happy to talk about my techniques, including the painting I was working on. So many people stopped to ask questions that I stopped working on it - the acrylic paint on the palette was drying out while I was chatting with people.
I am thrilled to say that I sold quite a few of my encaustics - so exciting and rewarding! I have a lot of work ahead of me to prepare for my next few art market weekends in August - I need some more work to show...