Work with me!
Hi friends! Ready to brainstorm ways to progress your ideas, incorporate new materials or processes and build your body of work? Would you like to take a dive into a particular technique, material or medium? Would you like a One on One consultation? Lets design something just for you! This can be as short as one hour or we can book several hours or days. In-person or Zoom.
This is an amazing and fun way to work together and I've seen some fantastic work coming out of these sessions. Below are some of the offerings and pricing. Let me know your areas of interest. With your input, we'll brainstorm and I'll customize something just for you. What an exciting adventure!
Monotypes are an original printmaking process of laying down your paint, in this case on a heated surface with encaustic paint, and then gently laying the paper down to pick up the beautiful image. You can then work back into it with more encaustic paint and or inks. You can also add inks and pastels to the work and cut and collage as shown below in the second image titled "Small Shifts and Massive Alterations" below. This is so much fun - a loose and freeing process. No encaustic painting experience required, let just go for it!
Bonny Leibowitz, Encaustic Monotype on Masa paper
Bonny Leibowitz, Small Shifts and Massive Alterations, 2018 86" x 73" wax, pigment and ink on Masa pape
Interested in creating your personal color palette? This can happen in oils, acrylics or encaustic but here I'm showing some encaustic colors mixed from a variety of mixed encaustic paints and added powdered pigments then poured into a silicone bake pans for easy release. These can now be used for monotypes or painting on boards. such a great exploration in personalizing your work with nuanced colors.
Bonny Leibowitz - encaustic paint mixing
Encaustic Paint mixing One on One with Mandi Ballard!
Enjoy the beauty, fun and versatility in working with Tyvek. We'll be ironing, inking and optionally using acrylics as well, then thinking about ways to attach and build forms. The color and form possibilities are endless .. let's see where your color palette takes you!
Bonny Leibowitz, Not This, Not That, 2018 Installation, Tyvek, inks, acrylic and dry pigment
Detail of: Bonny Leibowitz, Not This, Not That, 2018 Installation, Tyvek, inks, acrylic and dry pigment
Explore materials and ways to combine them into 3-D objects. We'll be building forms with wire, plaster, acrylic, a spray foam and a two-part foam and or encaustic in various combinations with found objects and other optional materials. Included is my Power Point presentation of artists working today with various materials and installations in exciting ways. We will also look at various options hanging the work. The work can be quite small or large... anything goes!
Bonny Leibowitz, Sacred Garden Object, 2020, 26"x20"x16", wire, plaster, foam, acrylic, tree branches, shellac and faux fur
Diane Harper, cardboard, wire, cheesecloth paint, branches
Dominique Simmons, wood, wire, paper mache, plaster, cheesecloth
In these sessions we'll be using a material called Wonderflex which we'll heat and form to itself. The material hardens into shape as it cools! It can be painted as well. GREAT fun!
Bonny Leibowitz, Phantom Wing, 2020, Wonderflex, 30"x12"x5"
Fosshape is a unique material which you can dye, cut and heat to form semi rigid objects. You can paint the material and or sew or adhere various textiles as well. It's amazing to work with - come explore the MANY possibilities!
Bonny Leibowitz, The Unraveling 2017 42" x 58" x 12" dyed, semi-rigid Fosshape
Crumpled 2016 10"x15"x12" vintage textiles from India, stretch vinyl and acrylic on Fosshape
Dive into a multitude of processes utilizing Alcohol Inks, Brusho Colors, ArtGraf, Watercolor, Acrylic and Oils, on Yupo, Translucent Yupo, Ampersand Claybord and Cradled Birch Boards along with some Collage work, as well. This multilayered approach allows the artist more flexibility and options to best retain previous layers and build on their qualities. Working with these various water, alcohol and oil based materials in various succession is key to achieving these nuances with depth, line and light.
Bonny Leibowitz - Landscape - ArtGraf Viarco Pigmented Tailor Chalk on Yupo
Bonnie Tollefson - Landscape - ArtGraf Viarco Pigmented Tailor Chalk on Yupo
Bonny Leibowitz, Below Above, 2021, 9"x12"x1" ArtGraf, ink and watercolor on Yupo
Bonny Leibowitz - "Homogeny" ArtGraf Viarco Pigmented Tailor Chalk on Yupo
Bonny Leibowitz, Un-condition, 2021, 8"x6"x1", ArtGraf, ink and oil on cradled board
Explore the elements of composition, color, molding paste textures, washes, splashes, opacity, form, line and so much more. This session includes a PDF on abstraction and exercises to help develop your personal vision.
Bonny Leibowitz - Oil (demo)
Bonny Leibowitz - Painting on textured surface using palette knife - can be done with acrylic or oils
In this session we'll be manipulating inks with various tools to create transparent overlays, utilizing the natural reactions of ink on Yupo to lead the way. The paper can then be cut to collage - A beautiful and fun process.
Bonny Leibowitz - Alcohol Inks, Brusho Inks and collage on Yupo
Liz Mitchell, inks on Yupo
In this session, we'll be mixing paints on a palette and using pigment sticks along with various natural brushes to work with the figure. You'll be invited to work from photography, drawing and / or imagination.
Bonny Leibowitz - Encaustic (demo)
In this session, I'll be sharing the best paper I've found for printing, which also receives encaustic wax really well, along with various techniques for collage. We'll work with pigment sticks, ink and paint to enhance the image. We can also do a pour and ways of scaling up for larger works.
Bonny Leibowitz - Engage, 2012 30x30 photography, encaustic wax and pigment
Bonny Leibowitz, The QUESTion, 2012, 46x46, photography, encaustic wax monotype on kozo and pigment
In this session, we'll be using various papers, and natural elements such as grass and fibers with encaustic to create a textural surface.
Bonny Leibowitz - Encaustic with grasses, inks and paper (demo)
Explore the elements of composition, color, washes, splashes, opacity, form, line and so much more. Yes, you can splash encaustic paint (... carefully :) )! This session includes a PDF on abstraction and exercises to help develop your personal vision.
Bonny Leibowitz, A Thousand Pieces Deep, 2020, 42"x31"x1" monotype, encaustic paint and pigment on cradled board
Bonny Leibowitz - Nature of the Beast 2020 33.5" x 42.5" x 1" monotype, encaustic paint and pigment on cradled board
In this session, well be using acrylic, alcohol inks and various collage processes to create dynamic compositions.
Bonny Leibowitz - acrylic, alcohol inks, various papers, collage, speedball ink (demo)
Consultation Sessions can cover a broad range of topics. We'll customize your consultation session(s) to meet your needs. You can bring work to the studio, I can come to your studio, or we can Zoom.
Options we'll customize to your areas of interest, in any combination:
One hour: $100
Book seven hours or more at $90 per hour. Sessions can be broken up into various days or weeks. Times and Days are flexible - including some evening hours.
One hour: $90
Book seven hours or more at $80 per hour. Sessions can be broken up into various days / weeks. Times and Days are flexible - including some evening hours.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions, more info and to schedule your sessions.
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By check to Bonny Leibowitz, 580 W Arapaho Rd. #262, Richardson, TX, 75080
By credit card; call Bonny at 214-405-5993
Some supplies included for In-Person Participants - TBD
Let's brainstorm a session for you.