Report from Provincetown

Michelle Belto and I are in Boston and Provincetown for the 11th International Encaustic Conference – Michelle led a presentation on Friday afternoon, and I will be teaching an all-day post-conference workshop this coming Friday.

Part of the fun of the conference was attending a zillion First Friday gallery openings along Commercial Street in P’Town. There was an emphasis on encaustic, but there was a ton of fantastic and inspirational art in all media. My “Steal Like an Artist” radar was set to maximum power.

Here are some images of a few pieces that I liked for one reason or another. When you Steal Like an Artist, you don’t really copy – you just notice which part of a work happens to resonate strongly with you, and later you figure out why it did and what to do about it.

Wax image on metal plate

Wood, Wax, Crystals

wrapped wax objects

Love that Prussian Blue

Layered encaustic construction

wax and paper garment

Woman with her monkey

All-white collage collection

Provincetown itself is a visual work of art, particularly the beautifully-constructed front gardens in front of the Cape Cod houses.

Typical Provincetown house and garden

Back in Boston yesterday, Michelle and I shared a space at the Beacon Hill Art Walk and had a wicked good time talking with people and (hooray) selling some art. It’s such a great event – and we didn’t even get rained out! 

I’ll send a workshop report later in the week – meanwhile, I’ll just enjoy the 55F Boston weather 🙂

4 thoughts on “Report from Provincetown

  1. Lyn, You are such a treasure! I have learned so much from you. Bill and I are planning a trip to the East Coast, so now we’ll include Provincetown. Happy Trails to you!

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