The resulting paintings defy conventional description. The subjects are landscapes, trees and flowers, filtered through the lens of classical Chinese painting and calligraphy. Process as much as content drives her work. "When you layer with encaustics, you don't really cover an underlying layer," she says. "Some paintings might have 20 to 30 layers ' then I'd scrape them back. You can always see what is beneath. There is a history of every brush stroke encased within the painting. I couldn't stop working on them. I was consumed."
The way the wax holds color gives encaustics a great depth and sculptural quality not found in most oil paintings. They are tactile, luminous, dense works of art. While Diniz Liffmann fuses every brush stroke with a heat gun or high wattage bulb during the winter, her favorite heat source is the sun. "Such slow, controlled heat," she says, "makes working in wax like a meditation."
Christy Diniz Liffmann's exhibit of new work, Silk Road, inspired by her trip to China, opens at Galerie Eclaireuse during the Saturday, March 10 ArtWalk. Call 234-5492 or 247-3002 for more info, or visit www.dinizliffmann.com.
Fort Worth company's new facility at Lafayette Regional Airport will build helicopters primarily for the export market.
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Hashtag, retweet, like, share and do whatever else it takes to get in good today with the jolly man in red.
That would be Congressman John Fleming talking about Sen. David Vitter.
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Louisiana's higher education leaders are trying to work out a financing deal to keep the state's public colleges from running low on state cash to operate their campuses.
With their latest triumph, the Saints left little doubt about how tough they are to beat in the Superdome. Unfortunately, two of their remaining three games are on the road.
The festival is scheduled for March 21-22 in New Orleans.
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Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday, December 10, 2013:
For the first time in at least five years, retired teachers, state workers and school system employees could see an increase in their pension checks.
Lawmakers and Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration shared a collective sigh of relief with the news that Louisiana's tax amnesty program brought in the $200 million that they used to help balance this year's budget.
Drew Brees often makes the extraordinary look routine, particularly during night games in the Superdome.
The Cane Fire Film Series will be screening The Savoy King, a feature documentary on Swing-era drummer-bandleader Chick Webb, Ella Fitzgerald, and Harlems Savoy Ballroom.
The teams were extended invitations Sunday for the New Year's Day matchup played at Raymond James Stadium, home of the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Outfit Of The Game looks at jewelry.
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Funds will expand Early College Academy from 250 to 1,000 students
Let ’em know and you could win a $250 night out.