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Encaustic art technique to be demonstrated July 1
COLDSPRING – A local artist is scheduled to demonstrate the technique of encaustic art Monday, July 1, during the monthly meeting of the Coldspring Area Art League (CAAL). The meeting will be held in the Coldspring Community Center. Patricia Blaikie was inspired by a demonstration in the 1960s by an artist at Jackson Square in New Orleans and has been hooked ever since. Encaustic painting, also known as hot was painting, involves heated beeswax or other types of waxes, damar resin or linseed oil, to which colored pigments are added. The liquid is then applied to a surface. Patricia enjoys many different forms of media but encaustic is her favorite. Her husband of 24 years, George, is very supportive of her following her dream after her near death experience in 2011. G & P Art Studio of Cleveland is now a reality no longer a dream. The studio is located at 103 East Houston across from the Texan Theater. A grand opening is scheduled for July 6. The couple has reared seven children and now has 14 grandchildren and the seventh great grandchild is on its way. Patricia is a member of the CAAL now for six months. Inspired, she is now forming the Cleveland Community Art League and will be signing up new members soon. Look for demonstrations aand workshops to be offered.