Inspired by her fellow Paleolithic artists, Ardis Harshe applies charcoal, dry earth pigments, and encaustic (a beeswax medium) into oil paint to represent the texture and look of the caves. With charcoal sticks she boldly sketches using quick, natural strokes on her “cave wall canvas”. In some works Ardis mixes sand and other natural substances with the encaustic, creating the “encaustic mixed” medium. Using this technique she recreates a hunk of the cave, beckoning the viewer to reach out and
Past President: Badlands Art Assn., member: Stutz Artist Assn., member: IDADA past instructor at Indianapolis Arts Center and IUPUI
Judges Choice and Governor’s Choice Awards
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