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Clare O'Neill

Clare O'Neill is an incurable creative entrepreneur and educator who has mastered the art of photo encaustics. Her studio and online classes are for those who want to go beyond the digital world and create a one-of-a-kind hands-on image that seems all too elusive in today's fast paced technological world. You can see Clare's artwork at www.ClareONeill.com or learn more about photo encaustics at www.PhotoEncaustic.com.

Framing and finishing encaustic art

Framing Your Encaustic Work

To frame or not to frame? Historically, an unframed painting was considered incomplete. Frames were used to enhance the work, separate it from the wall, and add additional support by preventing the stretchers and canvases from warping. We’ve all seen those HUGE ornate gilded frames in museums. Traditionally photography is framed in simple black, natural, …

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Choosing and preparing substrates for encaustic art

How to Prepare Substrates for Encaustic … for photo encaustic and more

The topic of substrates and how to prepare them for encaustic art is often confusing for beginners. Choosing a substrate for Encaustic art When choosing a substrate, make sure it is rigid and absorbent—usually a wood panel. Most beginning photo encaustic artists choose any number of manufactured boards, either flat or cradled—it does not matter. …

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