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Sinking In: strengthening the conversation with our art and ourselves

For the past two days, I’ve been “sinking in”, exploring the artistic process with Andrea Bird and five other students. I knew that a workshop at The Hive, Andrea & Dan’s beautiful encaustic studio, would be a great learning experience but I was not at all anticipating a profound art therapy session.… Read More →

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R&F Pigment Sticks in Encaustic

R&F Pigment Sticks and Encaustic
Disclosure: R&F Handmade Paints sent me free sample size pigment sticks to review for this post.

What are R&F Pigment Sticks?

From the R&F site:

R&F Pigment Sticks® are oil paint manufactured with enough wax for the paint to be molded into stick form.  They allow the painter to draw or paint directly onto a surface without brushes, palettes, paint tubes or solvents. 

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Drawing on Tissue Paper | Encaustic Technique

Tissue Paper Encaustic Drawing Technique

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The Complete Guide to Creating Fine Art with Wax
by Lissa Rankin

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 →

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How to Prepare Substrates for Encaustic

Choosing and preparing substrates for encaustic art

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 of a porous material—usually a wood panel. Most beginning photo encaustic artists choose any number of manufactured boards, either flat or cradled—it does not matter.… Read More →