the encaustic center

580 W. Arapaho Rd. #271, Richardson, Texas, 75080

“One on One” time - In Person

Delve Further

  1. Delve further into techniques in order to push your work to new heights. We will work side by side on in oils, acrylics, monotypes, encaustic and / or mixed media - exploring new possibilities and bringing your work to fruition. Demos and suggestions may range from color mixing to brush or knife techniques, active intuitive responses, careful detail, composition, concept building and more according to the needs of the work. Additionally, I may be suggesting canvas or board sizes, conceptual ideas to consider, artists to look at etc. This may be of interest to those wanting to push your work further to build a consistent yet evolving body of work and to those who are wanting to learn more about themselves through the act of creation.
  2. How to photograph your work and size it for web sites, Facebook or Instagram etc. How to use Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.
  3. How and where to find and make exhibition opportunities.
  4. Pricing your work
  5. Artist Statements
  6. A tour of our galleries, possibly in a small group (fun!) or a suggestion of galleries to visit and learning more about going to openings, enjoying new artists and ways to look at, question and delve further into artists' work that intrigues you.
  7. Social Media
  8. Critiques

Some of the many subjects we can explore here are:

  • Defining your strengths
  • Defining your direction
  • Helpful positive discussion on individual pieces and overall body of work. You’ll be bringing some work in so we can really get a sense of how it works together as a group, investigate its unique qualities and brainstorm from there.

Find new ways to implement change where need be and push the work further.

These Delve Further “One on One’s” are: $100.00 per hour. These can be booked in hourly or full day sessions.

bonny@theencausticcenter.com or thebonnystudio@bonnyleibowitz.com

or by phone: 214.405.5993

Additionally:

I thought you might enjoy seeing a few ways I work with artists virtually. See come examples below and Click here to find out about Virtual Critiques, Consultations,One-on-One Demos and Studio Visits.

I just did a virtual painting demo for Holly, who wanted to learn more about approaches to abstract painting - she loves Joan Mitchell, as do I. We've been talking about color, values, paint quality, the variety of stroke sizes, the pace of working, subtractive methods and so much more. Here's a piece I did during our one hour session. And Below is an email crit for Charles.

 

Here's the virtual painting demo for Amy (below) - I combined the image / sketch idea she sent me a pic of, with the some wonderful joyous qualities: pattern, play with the picture plane and color from the Matisse she loves ... She wanted to keep things loose and free ... and find approaches for her paintings moving forward: (This took one hour ... break out your paints and see what can happen in just an hour!)

 

 

 

The email crit I did (below) is for Charles. Each artist will have a unique journey and guidance from me. I look forward to working with you to find some exciting rabbit holes to go down in developing your work.

Yesterday, I received a graphite drawing to critique by Charles; a student of mine, which reminded me of Arthur Dove's work. In an effort to get him some "like" images and concept references, I googled and got lost in the Arthur Dove's  Wikipedia page and all kinds of tangents from there. Here's an excerpt on Dove:

... "They (Stieglitz and Dove) found their common ground in the idea that art forms should embody modern spiritual values, not materialism and tradition. With Stieglitz's support, Dove produced what are known as the first purely abstract paintings to come out of America. Dove's works were based on natural forms and he referred to his type of abstraction as “extraction” where, in essence, he extracted the essential forms of a scene from nature."

Arthur Dove

Arthur Dove

Arthur Dove

The writing also led me to Dove's longtime friend Alfred Henry Maurer. I was unaware of his work and took a dive into it as well:

Alfred Henry Maurer

Alfred Henry Maurer

Of course, the page also references Georgia O'Keefe but a truly nice surprise was the mention of Julian Hatton who's work I've admired for a long time.

Julian Hatton

 

Julian Hatton

 

I also referenced Marsden Hartley for the crit:

Marsden Hartley

 

Marsden Hartley

 

And Mary DeVincentis Herzog

Good reading:

her statement here

These crits are really fun. Here's the piece by Charles that inspired the dive. He's been working exclusively with oils from photography: mostly ocean scenes, for a long time but with the shelter-in-place limitations, I suggested he explore drawing more, based on a few drawings he'd brought in just prior. The drawings he's doing are born out of imagination and memories.

I like his simplicity of form, the radiating light, the subtle transitions, and the sense of both longing and connection in his piece.

I basically ended up advising Charles to continue down this path with more drawings, tapping into his gut instincts. It's often a long road of discipline and technical training to feel safe doing this type of exploration - taking chances and allowing the voice to come forth. It’s interesting to see how this situation: sheltering-in-place, timing and opportunity came together at the peek of what was needed for growth here. I'm looking forward to seeing the next works!

Charles

 

Please be in touch - I'd love to assist you on your journey, Bonny

 

Bonny Leibowitz

www.bonnyleibowitz.com

bonny@bonnyleibowitz.com

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214.405.5993

 

The Encaustic Center: www.theencausticcenter.com

580 W.Arapaho Rd. #271

Richardson, TX. 75080

bonny@theencausticcenter.com

214.405.5993

 

The Bonny Studio Classes: www.thebonnystudio.com

580 W.Arapaho Rd. #262

Richardson, TX. 75080

214.405.5993

thebonnystudio@bonnyleibowitz.com

Bonny Leibowitz

www.bonnyleibowitz.com

bonny@bonnyleibowitz.com

Resume

214.405.5993

 

The Encaustic Center: www.theencausticcenter.com

580 W.Arapaho Rd. #271

Richardson, TX. 75080

bonny@theencausticcenter.com

214.405.5993

 

The Bonny Studio Classes: www.thebonnystudio.com

580 W.Arapaho Rd. #262

Richardson, TX. 75080

214.405.5993

thebonnystudio@bonnyleibowitz.com

580 W. Arapaho Rd. #271, Richardson, Texas, 75080