Saturday, October 1, 2016

Texture and Encaustic

see this amazing encaustic work by martin kline at heather gaudio fine art in new canaan, ct

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Encaustic Workshops/Martin Kline

     two introduction to encaustic workshops coming up on 10/1 and 11/20 with a six week class starting on 10/17 that will be held on monday afternoons. if you ever wanted to learn more about encaustic painting, the intro workshops are a great place to start.
     now on instagram, please take a look @painternash
     martin kline, an artist who does some great work in encaustic will be exhibiting at heather gaudio fine art in new canaan, ct. the show will run from 9/17 until 11/12.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

coming up-let's melt

hope everyone is having a good start to the summer. its been hot here but if you would like to get even hotter join me at silvermine arts center for my 6 week encaustic class beginning july 8 from 6:30-9:30pm (should be cooler at night!).
    for further info either 203-966-6668 x2 or

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

intro to encaustic workshop-3/7

feel like doing something different this saturday? why don't you come try encaustic painting at silver- mine arts center from 10:00-3:00 and get those creative juices flowing. this is a great opportunity to see if this ancient painting medium that is growing in popularity is right for you. or if you have already taken the intro workshop and would like to just have studio time that's fine too. the school at silvermine can be reached at 203-966-6668.

infinity, encaustic on watercolor paper

Saturday, January 24, 2015


in its most basic form collage is the technique in which different, unrelated bits and pieces of paper, fabric, found objects, etc. are glued together to create a new, complete picture. i will be teaching an encaustic collage workshop at silvermine arts center on saturday, february 21 from 10:00-3:00. combining encaustic with collage opens up all kinds of new possibilities because we are using the clear medium as glue. since this process involves layering, using lightweight papers (such as colored tissue papers) that  will become transparent in the medium,  depth and other effects are created that are not easily achieved when just using glue. below is a sample of mine that combines collage with transfers. if interested in this one day workshop please contact silvermine arts center.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

33 Artists in 3 Acts

if you have any time to read over the holidays or are looking for a book about art as a gift you might want to check out "33 artists in 3 acts" by sarah thornton.  thornton is also the author of the best selling "seven days in the art world". she seems to know everyone and really gets around. this new book is divided into three sections with fairly short narratives on a number of different artists and their art. the only artist that has used encaustic in his work is francis alys although i think this is mostly in mixed media collage type creations. one of the questions thornton  likes to ask each artist is "what is an artist?" and like in any mix of people some artists are more eloquent than others.  their words might encourage you to think of your own creative process and what it means to you and others.

best wishes for the new year, keep on creating!

Monday, November 17, 2014

results & jackson labs installation

so did the painting  "flag" by jasper johns  go beyond the estimate? yes it did-$36,000,000.00.
what can you say- just amazing.
     fyi-just several photos (courtesy of g. feller photography) of my paintings collected by the new jackson laboratory for genomic medicine.