Encaustic Ink Burn

Encaustic Ink Burn

Learning to do a shellac burn: I’ve been doing some experiments this week figuring out how to do an encaustic shellac burn that gives me what some call a ‘lacey surface’ ala Alicia Tormey. There’s an old saying that you either have time or...
Encaustic Homework

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,...
Encaustic Polyptychs

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 with Stencils

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...
Encaustic Glue Burn

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...