Below is another image continued after demonstrating techniques at a recent encaustic 'mini' workshop.
These shorter workshops are working out great, as people are busy with well, busy lives-yet they still have a nice chunk of time to immerse themselves in learning and playing.
Little Voices of the Air, encaustic on found panel, 5, 6 x20in, 2012, sold
I incorporated image transfer, collage, glazing, layering and drawing into the above image. In the encaustic painting workshops, I will share these methods as well as mono type and cold wax/oil techniques.
Even though I have been working with this luscious medium for over 15 years I am still in wonder of it's versatility.
Ancient and intriguing, this method of painting originated in Greece, where it was used for the earliest easel and mural painting. A heady combination of colour, melting wax and heat, encaustic mixes dry and oil pigments in hot beeswax.
Classes are enjoyable for those with no previous art-making experience as well as returning artists who want to further explore this alluring and tactile medium.