Wax and Learning

What happened to August? That month just sped along... it started off with my helping to hang the Hot Wax / Cool Art show  at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center and it finished this morning when I picked up only one of my pieces. "Nebula," my favorite, (pictured above)...

Encaustic Homework

Nancy's eCourse: If you follow my blog you know I've been taking an eCourse taught by Nancy Crawford. Her course includes design, encaustic prep work and techniques. In particular she wanted us to demonstration encaustic accretion,incising, color field, and gold leaf...

Encaustic Polyptychs

Polyptych?  When I first started working a little larger I found it almost natural to want to connect two or three small panels together to create a larger surface. The concept of multiple panels is not new. In the early Middle Ages such panels were held together by...

Encaustic Studio Upgrades

What's been happening: If you haven't seen much from me in the last two weeks it is because we've been redoing my studio.  I felt I needed more space as I'm beginning to work on larger pieces (see Nebula below) AND the clutter was getting to me. It seemed...

Encaustic with Stencils

We are just back from a road trip to Texas (next time I'm taking my palette and some wax with me, two weeks is just too long to be out of the studio) where I bought a couple of new stencils at Jerry's Artarama in Austin. For me, encaustic is often about textures and I...

Encaustic Glue Burn

I love to experiment: As you might remember, I take an Encaustic Class at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center. In addition to tuition, we pay a lab fee which covers the use of various materials, tools, and gives each of us one 10" square 1/2" sheet of plywood to which a...

Encaustic Texture

It's been almost a month since my last post.  Part of that time I was in Florida enjoying warm weather and seeing lots of tropical landscape.  One day we went out on a Daisy Walk to hike and cruise while photographing the biota of Central Florida. I was especially...