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...
Encaustic Texture

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...

Reworking Encaustic

On a personal note: I had cataract surgery on my left eye almost two weeks ago.  Wow! what a difference it makes to my vision, to how I see colors, and to how bright everything suddenly seems.  (My right eye is scheduled later this week.)  One of the last pieces I did...

Encaustic with Pastel

I love pastels: years before I was an encaustic artist, I ‘painted’ with pastels.  Some companies, like Sennelier, offer sets of 500 or more colors, which include gradiated ranges in many hues; and of course you can layer them to create even more...

Working with Rust

Getting rich darks: a nice way to get deep rich darks in your encaustic paintings is to incorporate rust.  The WIP above, part of my Anasazi collection does just that. If you live in an area in the Eastern US where they put salt on the roads you’ve probably seen...