Summer class roundup!

My summer Evening Basic Drawing class at the St. Louis Artist’s Guild has recently wrapped up, so I thought I’d share some images of my amazing students’ work!

The first few drawings of teacups are from the first class, before instruction began, then pictures of a few of the classes, and finally, the drawings from the final project of the last class.  So proud of everyone’s progress!




Evening Basic Drawing through the St. Louis Artist’s Guild – Round 2!

I will be teaching  a second Evening Basic Drawing class through the St. Louis Artist’s Guild on Thursday evenings during the fall, from 6-8:30 pm beginning Thursday, September 8, and running for 8 classes through Thursday, October 27.  Sign up today!😀  I’d love to have you in class!

This is the supply list:  Basic Drawing Fall 2016 Supply List – Elizabeth M. Willey

Below are some photos of my summer students with their work.  The teapots were drawn at the beginning of the summer session, before any instruction began.  The chiaroscuro drawings at the bottom are from the last 2 class sessions.  I am so proud of my students!  We had a great time and they all worked really hard to continue to develop their skills!



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:


Weekend Studio Time

Working on my encaustics today. The apple is a laser transfer, and I plan on painting the branch, leaves, and possibly highlights on the apple in oil paint.


Did a laser jet transfer on the other one I’m working on, but I’m not sure I like the position. I think I’m gonna scrape the spider off and add one slightly bigger and a little more lower and left.


“Loki and Idun’s Apple” at the end of the night:


“Anansi” piece – spider resized & repositioned. I think this one looks much better:


Local color layer begins!

The color on the skull needs to be a warmer white, but otherwise good so far. Still have to put local color on the back wall, pitcher, plate below the pitcher and darker background fabric. Then I can begin modeling the shadows with darker tones.


Art St. Louis XXIX, The Exhibition

Three of my mixed media encaustic pieces have been chosen as part of “Art St. Louis XXIX, The Exhibition”.  I am so excited!  The opening is tonight, November 16, from 6-9 pm and is free and open to the public.  Let’s hope I sell some pieces!


These are the pieces that will be on view:

Folktale Series/ Bradán, 2013 – Mixed media encaustic on panel, 6″ x 6″

Folktale Series: Bradán, 2013 - Mixed media encaustic on panel, 6" x 6"

Folktale Series/ Andalusia, 2013 – Mixed media encaustic on panel, 4” x 4”Folktale Series: Andalusia, 2013 - Mixed media encaustic on panel, 4” x 4”


Folktale Series/ Poppy Dreams, 2013 – Mixed media encaustic on panel, 4” x 4”

Folktale Series: Poppy Dreams, 2013 - Mixed media encaustic on panel, 4” x 4”