TheFIX 067: Encaustic Prints with Jill Skupin Burkholder

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Encaustic Prints with Jill Skupin Burkholder

In this episode of TheFIX, fine art photographer and workshop leader Jill Skupin Burkholder joins host Seán Duggan for a conversation about her work making encaustic prints, a process that uses hot beeswax and resin over the photographic image. In addition to encaustic, Jill has also worked extensively with the bromoil process. Both techniques involve the artist using her hands, brushes, and other tools and result in a very tactile and organic-looking image. We discuss her latest series, Hidden Catskills, in which she used a motion-activated trail camera to capture images of passing wildlife that she then enhanced with the encaustic process into large fine art prints. The project was made possible with public funds from the NYS Council on the Arts and the Greene County Council on the Arts, New York.

About This Week’s Guest

Jill Skupin Burkholder is a photographer/artist whose work includes handcrafted techniques such as bromoil printing, an alternative photography process using brushes and lithography ink to create an image, and encaustic techniques using beeswax and resin. She began working with photography in 1985 and studied both traditional and digital photography experimenting with various alternative photography techniques. Burkholder’s prints have been exhibited at the FOTO&PHOTO photography festival in Milan, Italy, the Center for Photography at Woodstock exhibition at the R&F Gallery in Kingston, New York, SohoPhoto and in various publications. Her work is in the permanent collections at The Museum of Fine Art, Houston, Texas, and The Harry Ransom Humanities Center in Austin, Texas. Jill has taught workshops for the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops and the International Center of Photography, New York. Her website is www.jillskupin.com

Links Mentioned in This Episode

JillSkupin.com     |     Jill’s Workshops     |     Hidden Worlds Portfolio
November 2016 Cuba Workshop with Jill & Dan Burkholder

Book Giveaway Reminder!

You still have a week left  (entries close at 11:59pm EST on 5/31/16) to enter to win The Visual Palette: Defining Your Photographic Style by Brian Matiash. Head over to the Episode 066 page for all the details!


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Where’s Seán?

Lynda.com recently published Seán’s two new Photoshop Compositing Project courses: Photoshop: Create a Portrait Collage, and  Photoshop Cinemagraph Tutorial: Start to Finish. On July 18th he’ll be working with Adobe’s Russell Preston Brown to present a Photoshop World pre-conference workshop Le Cirque Photographique: A Mobile Photography Creative Workshop. Check out his website to learn more about his photography, workshops, and all of his Lynda.com courses.

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