Encaustic Studio Upgrades

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...

New Studio Equipment

Buying a New Palette: I’ve been lusting after the large R&F 16″ x 16″ ‘custom-made anodized aluminum palette’ for at least a year.  When I first started into encaustics I bought their 12″ square palette but only used it in the...
Art is not enough

Art is not enough

Some days you really just want to paint but there is a lot of before and after that gets you to that place.  For example, I’m using cradled boards (birch on pine cradle – I’ll upgrade the cradle next time) which are sold for painting, so first step...
Setting up my studio

Setting up my studio

The Essentials:  One of the reasons it took me a while to commit to Encaustics is because the studio requirements seem more complicated.  Not only did I require a fire extinguisher, a closable metal trash can for flammables, and a process for ensuring the wax...