It was such a lovely day that we set up outside (which also helped with the fumes!) Instructor Artist Sarah Seabolt gave demonstrations of several different ways to use encaustic, or heated wax, paints. Then everyone got to work on their own art using the heated wax paint on several pancake griddle palettes we provided. Sarah even showed how to do wax monoprints on paper, and how to draw with Hot Sticks on paper that’s placed on the griddle to heat and melt the wax. Everyone was very adventurous and focused and had a great time! Here are some pics from the day:
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- Studio Set-up
- Making your own colors and mediums
- Collaging found images or papers
- Scraping back into the wax layers
- Image Transfers
- Etching-like technique
- Drawing on wax
- and whatever else I can think of to show you!
Speaking of encaustic, I keep forgetting to check this blog by encaustic artist Joanne Mattera who literally wrote the book on the technique. If you’re into abstraction, she collects and reviews some really inspiring shows that set your mind going.
This pic from Joanne’s blog shows the Enkaustikos product we’ll be using to demonstrate being, well, demonstrated at the First National Conference of Encaustic Painting in 2007. Those little tins on the electric pancake griddle are almost all you need to get started!