If you are new to encaustic art, start with this book! It covers all of basics to get you started, but it doesn’t stop there, Encaustic Art The Complete Guide to Creating Fine Art with Wax by Lissa Rankin is a comprehensive reference for experienced artist working with encaustic.… Read More →
As would happen to most artists, I found myself continually staring at a piece I’d created several months ago that didn’t seem to hit the mark.
There were aspects I liked about it, but overall it seemed to me to be just too much of the same thing going on all over the painting.… Read More →
Creating texture in Encaustic art
Some of my encaustic paintings this past year are very textured. I’ve been playing with building up layer upon layer of encaustic medium using a drybrush accretion technique.
Encaustic Tools used for building up texture
The key to this technique is a very dry brush and fusing gently.… Read More →
Hello, I ‘m a creative artist living and working in Middle Tennessee. Since 2009 I have been working on a series of Encaustic paintings using a unique process of transferring ink from recycled magazine pages onto a thin layer of beeswax.
I have a video on Youtube that shows me working and explaining each step, but I’ll give you a quick explanation of how I work with wax.… Read More →
This is a youtube video of a wet shellac burn I did. Here I demonstrate for you a step-by-step process for doing a wet shellac burn on an encaustic painting.
How to do shellac burn on encaustic
- I started with raw pine board (it was cheaper than birch)
- Primed the board with encaustic gesso
- Drawing on the primed board
- First coat of clear encaustic medium over the drawing and around the figure
- Finished painting (fused and scraped)
- Now head outside
- Clear Shellac (stir it up)
- Pearl Ex powdered pigments (I used silver and blue)
- combine Shellac and Pearl Ex powder in little plastic cups
- Have a fire extinguisher handy
- apply to painting with a foam brush
- light and stand back
The effect is subtle but exactly what I was looking for.… Read More →
It has been a week since I was at the 5th International Encaustic Conference. Last Sunday (June 5th) I attended Lorraine Glessner’s demo on Branding with Heat and Fire. Lorraine’s demo was about burning paper and wood as collage elements or as underpaintings for encaustic work.… Read More →