Rain downpour during our walk

Rain downpour during our walk

Blogging last fall from my Nantucket artist residency, today I'm on Maui exploring sunshine, rain, ocean and encaustic artwork.  Many of you familiar with Maui understand the weather conditions here.  Winter winds, rain and vog but also sunshine, warm days, and blue skies. Since we arrived three weeks ago, we've had a little of each condition mostly all endured in bare feet rather than the snow boot attire of this year's Mainland severe winter conditions. We are grateful!

Along with sunshine, I'm grateful to have experienced a workshop led by friend and colleague, Jeff Juhlin, of Salt Lake City, UT, along with 9 other artists working with encaustic on panels and paper.  Jeff's relaxed, informative and supportive style of teaching always fills his classes at the HUI.  The nature of workshopping, if that's a word, is the knowledge not only imparted from the professional artist leaders but also the inspiration of fellow classmates.  Each artist working at their own level, no matter what that is, can bring insight into another's own work and this event was no exception for me in that case.

Prior to Maui, I've been producing work for an upcoming One Woman Show in July at CAVU Cellars, Walla Walla, WA, During the workshop days  last weekend, I mostly completed, or at least started six new 12" x 12" panels that will be included in that exhibit.  I invite you to mark your calendars to attend the opening reception on July 7 and check out my touch of Maui encaustic work.. 

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