During a recent trade show in Germany we were delighted to reconnect with artist Brigitte Waldschmidt. Brigitte was demonstrating Ampersand panels, using a variety of mixed media techniques. One of her favorites is to add PanPastel color to her mixed media panels, a technique she is demonstrating below.
First Brigitte creates texture on the EncausticBord panels using Schmincke Structure Paste and mylar sheets, then she applies layers of color using a combination of inks, acrylics, and PanPastel for the final layers. Brigitte says that she absolutely loves how you can easily add transparent layers of vibrant color with PanPastel and also add subtle shimmer by applying light layers of the PanPastel metallics and pearlescent mediums. As you can see above the effects are very impressive.
Here is a short video of Brigitte’s demonstration:
German artist Brigitte, is the author of several art techniques books, she teaches workshops in Germany and Switzerland. To see more of Brigitte’s paintings and find out more about her workshops and books visit: http://brigitte-waldschmidt.de
Our latest Q&A is with New York City based artist Beverly Brown. We wanted to share her beautiful PanPastel paintings and to find out more about her creative process and why she uses PanPastel. Beverly used PanPastel Colors for all of the work shown below.
My grandfather was a painter, illustrator, and professor. I grew up sitting on his lap watching him draw. It fascinated me. I had an amazing (and patient, ha) art teacher in high school that nurtured my abilities and helped me create a portfolio that was awarded several scholarships to major art schools.
Lora Murphy was born in Ireland and educated in Ireland, USA and Italy. Trained as an oil painter, she now works primarily in Encaustic and mixed media. Lora teaches workshops in Contemporary Portraiture in Encaustic throughout the world and is currently working on an E-course, due to be released this year. She divides her time between Ireland and Denmark and maintain studios in both countries.
Our latest Artist Q&A is with Canadian artist Amy Hetherington of Headspace Illustrations.
We have been following Amy’s work on Instagram, and love how she uses PanPastel for her beautifully delicate nature inspired illustrations. So we asked Amy to tell us more about her work, and how she uses PanPastel.