What an inspiring retreat! I just spent a week working with my friend and artist colleague Mary Frances (http://themaryfrances.com/ ) in her Tucson, AZ studio. I painted landscapes with encaustics and Mary Frances was creating a traditional icon with egg tempera. We kept marveling at how cool it was that we were working in the two most ancient mediums!
I also had a two hour private consultation with encaustic artist/gallery owner Miles Conrad (http://www.milesconrad.com/) at the Conrad Wilde Gallery (http://www.conradwildegallery.com/ )
He gave me some constructive feedback and great suggestions. I am re energized to get back to work in my own studio.