Please use this post to introduce yourself and your work.
My name is Gloria Rabinowitz. I knew I was in love with art when I first saw the whimsical illustrations in my favorite book as a child — Aesop’s Fables. I would read the stories and spend hours upon hours copying the illustrations. I pursued copying drawings throughout my youth and teenage years. After many changes of mind in possible careers (waitress, actress, policewoman, nurse, anthropologist, medical doctor, among others), I decided I wanted to spend my life doing what I love — creating art. I teach art in high school and it has given me the opportunity to work in many mediums — painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics and photography. My current love is working in encaustic (picture attached).
Encaustic painting is a wax based paint composed of beeswax, resin and pigment. The paint sticks are heated on a surface (hot plate) and the liquid wax is painted with a brush on an inflexible surface (wood, masonite, ceramic, etc.). Once the wax is applied to the surface, it is re-heated again (with a heat gun) to “fuse” the surface. Encaustic can be carved, scraped, layered, collaged, modeled, sculpted, textured, polished to a gloss surface and combined with oil, pastel, charcoal and other media. It is an incredibly, exploratory, creative process.
The direct link to my portfolio can be found here: http://beautyartyoga.newyorkartists.net/gloriarabinowitz-portfolio/. Please click on the Navigation Menu PORTFOLIO to see the variety of work I do. Thanks for visiting!