“Into Gold” Exhibition show cards

My showcards are in!  A big thanks to John Q. Do for the beautiful design.  Hope to see you at Erica Popp Studios + Gallery this Friday, September 7!  Opening reception 5-8 pm.  😀

Elizabeth M. Willey Into Gold Showcard Front 9.7.18

Elizabeth M. Willey Into Gold Showcard Back 9.7.18

Updates to Website

I have recently posted all of my work so far from my current ‘Folklore’ series under the “Current Work – Folktale Series (2013-2017)” section on the lefthand side of the home page, and under the “2010-2013 Paintings” subpage, found under “Previous Work” from the home page.  I still have images to post to the 2010-2013 section from the “Tapestry Series”, which was my first series of encaustic paintings, so check back soon!  More to come under “Previous Work” for prior years.


Artist’s Reception tonight at Fountain View Manor Memory Care in Granite City, Illinois

These pieces are currently on view through March 11 at Fountain View Manor Memory Care in Granite City, IL in an group art exhibition with 5 other artists. If you’re in the area tonight (Friday, 2/19) between 6-8 pm, I’d love to see you at the Artist’s Reception!
A big thank you to Mary Duban, Executive Director (and Fontbonne alumn) for inviting me to participate in the show!

Also – works in the studio – complete or nearly so

This past Sunday, I took some time out from my anatomy studies to move forward on some encaustic pieces that have been hanging around.

These first 2 are 99.9% done, but just need to be fused.

8×8 inches


6×6 inches


This is maybe halfway done:
8×8 inches


And this is still only about 1/3 of the way done, just after the web has been gently fused in a bit:
8×8 inches


Encaustic mixed media demo on Sunday, September 21, from 1-3 pm

Hi, everyone!

If you’d like to visit my studio and hear about my encaustic techniques, my friend Linda Wein and I are doing a demo for the St. Louis WaxCentric Meetup group on Sunday, September 21, from 1-3 pm. For more information and to RSVP, please visit the Meetup event page: http://www.meetup.com/WaxCentric/events/205227612/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1&_af_eid=205227612&_af=event

The demo will be at the Fontbonne University grad studios (1300 Strassner Blvd., 63144 – parking details on event page) in the central atrium space. It would be great to see you, if you can make it! Don’t forget to RSVP so we know how many folks are coming!

Weekend Studio Time Part Deux

Loki piece after “burning in” last night’s oil painting. (Gently heating the painted area & wax to bond the oil paint to the beeswax layer below.)


Starting to develop the branch and the golden apple, but they still need work:


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