New work on Artwork Archive

Online tools are great to keep you organized. Thank you AA! See new work posted here: https://www.artworkarchive.com/artwork/lisa-sisley-blinn.

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“Instances,” A New 2016 Series

In January, 2016 I started a new series, “Instances.” My goal is to create a body of work based on fleeting moments, glimpses of experiences. The initial project was to complete 20 encaustic images, 18″x18″ on 22″x30 Fabriano Artistico. This was accomplished at the end of May.

After my 3rd piece in the series, I wrote an artist statement, to keep on track.

Instances Series                                            1-20-16

Instances, the first works of 2016 are based on using essential visual language to reveal visceral reactions to daily encounters.

Encounters may selectively hit a nerve, or work in combination to provoke a response: verbal, physical, emotional, or intellectual instances translated to visual mass, velocity, color and texture. They may be those we choose, or moments that happen to us.

 “These pieces are color and texture explosions-energy captured in containers of rectilinear form.”

  “I’m intentionally not trying for the perfect calligraphic mark. Instead, blunt, ungracious blasts of paint off rough bristle brushes move over the surface on their own trajectories, for their own purposes.”

These reductive, primal expressions represent the essence of what is left from an encounter once the knowable is stripped away. By removing recognizable elements, what remains are responsive, experiential marks. The enigmatic feeling of an encounter made visual.

The images are in sequence by season/month for the first part of the year, starting with the winter images at the bottom. You will see the color palette change from cool wintry colors, to warmer spring colors. (Click on images for titles, and slide show.) 10 of the 20 images are shown here.

FAC Artist Spotlight: Lisa Sisley-Blinn

I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Foundry Art Centre Administrative Coordinator Jillian Schoettle. We talked about my current and past work, choice of mediums that support the work, my background and approach to teaching. Read it all here: http://www.foundryartcentre.org/blog/fac-artist-spotlight-lisa-sisley-blinn.

Excerpt:

Her fluidity between series and projects allows for her to approach pieces again as new concepts emerge.

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Article & Photographs by Jillian Schoettle. Thank you Jillian!

Encaustic Classes at The Foundry Studio: Apr-Jun 2016

Check out class listings on my Foundry Art Centre page: http://www.foundryartcentre.org/lisa-sisley-blinn

Week Day Encaustic Open Studio: April, May, June

Tuesday – Friday 10am-4pm. Age 18+.

Come work in a professional art studio with emphasis on encaustic, and intaglio printmaking.

Email a week in advance to RSVP your working time and space requirements.

Rates: $12/hr with independent use of studio equipment; $15/hr with use of studio equipment and assistance. Sign up for blocks of time, 3hr or more for $10/hr.

Bring your own supplies and personal tools. Limit 4-8 depending on working space required.

April: Encaustic Basics

All materials included. Saturday, 10am-1pm. One (1) day class for 3 hours. Age 18+. Email a week in advance, sisleyblinn@gmail.com to RSVP your working time and space requirements.

April 2, or 16: Encaustic Basics I

$65. No previous experience required. Limit 8.

This class provides Beginner Level Experience for related encaustic classes. Students will learn:

  • history of this beautiful, luminescent medium
  • studio set-up and safety
  • fusing with a heat gun
  • transparent and opaque painting techniques
  • creating smooth surfaces, adding painted textures
  • layering collage materials

April 9, or 23: Encaustic Basics II

$65. Beginner experience required. Limit 8. Students will learn to create:

  • hard and soft edges
  • laser printed toner image transfers
  • low relief areas with stencils and masks
  • dry-point, scraffido lines and textures
  • shellac burn surfaces with a hand held torch

*Note: Take both an Encaustic Basics I and II class for $100. Or, sign up for Encaustic Open Studio time.

May: Encaustic Basics

All materials included. Saturday, 10am-1pm. One (1) day class for 3 hours. Age 18+. Email a week in advance, sisleyblinn@gmail.com to RSVP your working time and space requirements.

May 7, or 21: Encaustic Basics I

$65. No previous experience required. Limit 8.

This class provides Beginner Level Experience for related encaustic classes. Students will learn:

  • history of this beautiful, luminescent medium
  • studio set-up and safety
  • fusing with a heat gun
  • transparent and opaque painting techniques
  • creating smooth surfaces, adding painted textures
  • layering collage materials

May 14, or 18: Encaustic Basics II

$65. Beginner experience required. Limit 8. Students will learn to create:

  • hard and soft edges
  • laser printed toner image transfers
  • low relief areas with stencils and masks
  • dry-point, scraffido lines and textures
  • shellac burn surfaces with a hand held torch

*Note: Take both an Encaustic Basics I and II class for $100. Or, sign up for Encaustic Open Studio time.

June: Encaustic Basics

All materials included. Saturday, 10am-1pm. One (1) day class for 3 hours. Age 18+. Email a week in advance, sisleyblinn@gmail.com to RSVP your working time and space requirements.

June 4, or 18: Encaustic Basics I

$65. No previous experience required. Limit 8.

This class provides Beginner Level Experience for related encaustic classes. Students will learn:

  • history of this beautiful, luminescent medium
  • studio set-up and safety
  • fusing with a heat gun
  • transparent and opaque painting techniques
  • creating smooth surfaces, adding painted textures
  • layering collage materials

June 11, or 25: Encaustic Basics II

$65. Beginner experience required. Limit 8. Students will learn to create:

  • hard and soft edges
  • laser printed toner image transfers
  • low relief areas with stencils and masks
  • dry-point, scraffido lines and textures
  • shellac burn surfaces with a hand held torch

*Note: Take both an Encaustic Basics I and II class for $100. Or, sign up for Encaustic Open Studio time.