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How Perspectives Can Change - Commissions

Elizabeth Schowachert

How Perspectives Can Change - Commissions

As artists and makers we are accustom to being asked to do commissioned work. I have mixed feelings about this specifically with regard to creating commissioned artwork. While I enjoy the income and appreciate a clients interest in my work, I tend to feel more pressured and sometimes the work felt/feels somewhat "forced". I suppose that might be related to the specific requests, if they were more open, meaning I could produce artwork more of my choosing, then it is easier and more enjoyable. In cases where clients want a more specific look or feel, then I find it much harder and more stressful,...

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"Old Bones" An Encaustic Monotype

Elizabeth Schowachert

"Old Bones" An Encaustic Monotype

The majority of my art practice of late has been focused on print making, encaustic monotypes to be specific. I really enjoy creating encaustic monotypes in part because it combines 2 of my passions, painting and tool making. I also really enjoy the mark making process when working this way. I have to be loose and relaxed when making marks, otherwise they just don't work. Over the last few months I have made 100's of prints, some of which I like but most don't make the cut.  Old Bones | Encaustic Monotype on Panel   The print I am featuring in...

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Announcing "Art and Adventure Taiwan 2019"

Elizabeth Schowachert

Announcing "Art and Adventure Taiwan 2019"

Taipei is a special place, a wonderful city rich in culture and visual beauty. I am excited to offer a wonderful travel adventure to a select few February, 2019! This will be an intimate adventure and one that you won't forget!

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The Art of Tools - Summer Sale 20% OFF ALL Silicone Mark Making Tools

Elizabeth Schowachert

The Art of Tools - Summer Sale 20% OFF ALL Silicone Mark Making Tools

There is something so immediate and wonderful about print making. I love the freedom of creating an image on the plate, then pulling the print. Some days the images come quickly and effortlessly, other days not so much! I do find myself often thinking, "I wish I had a specific size of tool" or "wouldn't that be cool to be able to make a specific kind of mark". This thought process lead me down the path of creating my own mark making tools for the Roland HOTbox™ and to developing a new series of work called "The Art of Tools" (example below).    ...

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The Duality Of Being An Artist And A Maker

Elizabeth Schowachert

The Duality Of Being An Artist And A Maker

Creating art/painting will always be something that is a vital part of my psyche and makes me feel as if I am doing something meaningful with my time and energy. I don't think this will ever change, and as such, I expect that creating art will always be important to me. Recently I have come to realize that in addition to being a painter, I am also a maker - someone who takes deep satisfaction in making functional and beautiful things. I realized this because I was looking for ways to disrupt my painting process, and found that introducing new tools when creating my...

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