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