Encaustic Painting is the “Bees Knees”
What is it about encaustic technique? There isn’t “one thing” that appeals to me about encaustic painting, it’s more like I love “EVERYTHING” about it. I love the texture, rough or smooth. I love the diversity in what you can produce with encaustic– from large format paintings, like this one by Betsy Eby, to works on paper, like these by Paula Roland, or these textile based sculptures by Cari Hernandez. I love the idea of incorporating natural ingredients like beeswax, damar resin and pigments found right here on earth into art. I love the idea of creating “sustainable art” with the possibility of growing my own wax, if my beekeeping endeavor is successful.
I started painting at the age of 4. On Saturdays while all my friends were playing outside, I was inside Janet Saltzman’s studio learning how to paint, draw and sculpt. Later in life I went to MICA, and studied graphic design and art history. Fast forward a few (read 20) years, I was inspired to paint with encaustic when I saw Tony Scherman’s work.
Encaustic Painting 101 Series
- Encaustic Painting
- Encaustic Painting Getting Started (part 1)
- Encaustic Painting Getting Started (part 2)
- Setting up an Encaustic Painting studio (part1)
- Setting up an Encaustic Painting Studio (part2)
- Making Encaustic Medium
- Encaustic Painting Tools
- Photographing Encaustic Painting
- Encaustic Technique: Encaustic Monotypes
Encaustic Educational DVD
Encaustic with a Textile Sensibility
Encaustic and Paper DVD
The Encaustic Studio
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