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 literally means “to burn”, does that mean that the technique (fusing) not the material (beeswax) is what makes it “encaustic”?… Read More →
This past week I 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 paintings and sculptures at the galleries was surprisingly an afterthought.… Read More →
When I saw microcrystalline encaustic wax art displayed at The Artist Project in Toronto, I was very interested to see how it compares with beeswax encaustic medium. Of the ten artists showing encaustic artwork, two of them used encaustic medium made with microcrystalline, not with beeswax/damar.… Read More →
Since launching All Things Encaustic I have been “meeting” many artists online and a few face-to-face. The f2f connections last week were at The Artist Project Toronto, online connections include Ning, Twitter, Facebook and Flickr.
I followed a link from a tweet and found an online group for Encaustic Art on Ning. … Read More →
Encaustic Painting . . .
from The Artist’s Handbook by Ralph Mayer
Encaustic is a beeswax-based paint that is kept molten on a heated palette. It is applied to a surface and reheated to fuse the paint into a uniform enamel-like finish. The word encaustic comes from Greek and means to burn in, which refers to the process of fusing the paint.… Read More →
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