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This is a collaborative blog. A place for artists to come together and share their passion for this encaustic. Please submit your blog posts about encaustic painting techniques, tools, art shows & inspiration… All Things Encaustic.

Cold Wax Encaustic

My first reaction when I heard about cold wax encaustic was, “well if it isn’t heated then is it encaustic?”. Cold wax encaustic medium is used at room temperature, whereas traditional encaustic painting uses melted encaustic medium. The name encaustic

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Hot wax painting : Encaustic Art stylus tool

There are many different tools used in hot wax encaustic painting. Encaustic as an art form covers many different styles and techniques of painting and the tools used vary widely. Heat tools work well in combination with each other I

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Building up texture

Some of my encaustic paintings this past year are very textured. I’ve been playing with building up layer upon layer of encaustic medium. Here’s a description of the technique I use. begin with a base of a few layers of

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The Encaustic Iron & Edges

The edges of encaustic paintings/panels can be treated in a variety of ways. Some artists mask the edges, and then remove the tape and paint them in acrylic. It is also possible to cover the edges with encaustic medium. The

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Art Show: Circling the Confluence: an exploration around the Elora Gorge

Today I drove west from Toronto to the lovely community of Elora to view Andrea Bird and Daniel Beirnes’ Collaborative Show Circling the Confluence: an exploration around the Elora Gorge. Andrea and Daniel are partners in life as well as

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Enkaustikos Hot Sticks

Introducing Hot Sticks the newest product from Enkaustikos. Hot Sticks are ready-to-use professional encaustic paints, the same formula as Enkaustikos Hot Cakes, in a stick format. Hot Sticks are made from Pharmaceutical Grade (USP) beeswax, damar resin and artist quality

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Monotype Workshop with Kathryn Bevier

Today I attended a monotype workshop taught by Kathryn Bevier at The Japanese Paper Place in Toronto – “Encaustic on Washi: using a light touch with Kathryn Bevier”. Kathryn Bevier is a Rochester-based artist who has worked for seven years

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New York City: Encaustic on View

This past week we visited MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. We went to see great masters such as van Gogh, Picasso, Monet and Modigliani, seeing encaustic art at the galleries

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