Christina Lovisa

Christina Lovisa is a self-taught contemporary, mixed media artist and instructor from Ottawa, Ontario. Working in a broad range of mediums, from encaustic (beeswax) to acrylic paints and mixed-media sculpture, she produces a varied range of artworks. Her client list includes Cirque du Soleil and the Michael Jackson Estate.
My Art-day Vow with Christina Lovisa

Give yourself permission to play

When students come to an encaustic workshop with a pre-planned project and high expectations that they will be taking home a fabulous and finished work of art, they often don’t give themselves permission to play and embrace the process of art-making. Commit to the process, detach from the outcome!! To help students commit to the process and detach from the outcome, I begin my workshops having… Read more Give yourself permission to play

Yes, you can use Chalk Paint in place of Encaustic Gesso

Yes, you can use Chalk Paint in place of Encaustic Gesso

Chalk & Milk Paint as a stable underpainting for encaustic art So many of us are familiar with acrylic-based mixed media art.  YouTube videos have walked us through thousands of projects and techniques which tend to use acrylic based glues and mediums to achieve fantastic results.  That was the case with me and my familiar… Read more Yes, you can use Chalk Paint in place of Encaustic Gesso

as a Foundation for Encaustic Painting

Mixed Media Collage as a Foundation for Encaustic Painting

Facing a Blank Canvas As a self-taught mixed media artist, I often reflect back on my earlier works to analyze the approach and results. It helps me to understand my own methodologies and common practice. I think back to some of my very first mixed media classes and remember being in that place of ultimate… Read more Mixed Media Collage as a Foundation for Encaustic Painting