Spring in the Studio

  Here in the Southern USA spring started early. My car and literally everything else is constantly covered in pine pollen. However, it is beautiful here with trees and flowers blooming in full. I notice that green appears on my palette as well. My studio is now blooming with new paintings. Since the beginning of … Continue reading

Plexiglas: The front, the back?

Plexiglas is a revelation when using  encaustic medium to create a painting. Sometimes it is difficult to decide which side of painting I would prefer. Drill two holes in the top and display so that both sides may be enjoyed. We will  be painting with encaustic on Plexiglas in the next encaustic workshop, October 24 … Continue reading

Encaustic Workshops for October 2015

One-Day Encaustic Workshop Sunday, October 18, 2015 1PM – 4PM Helen DeRamus Studio Artisan Resource Center 585 Cobb Parkway, Suite L-1 Marietta, GA 30060 770/378-9003 Register at http://www.helenderamus.com This is an introductory workshop with all supplies included in the fee. It is an opportunity to create several paintings using encaustic medium and learn the basics … Continue reading



I read a wonderful blog “sub rosa” written by Sigrun Hodne, writer and art critic . A week of so ago she posted a poem by Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Simic entitled Stone. I am so fortunate to receive her posts, always finding them interesting and challenging. My work now is a concentration on the … Continue reading