recent paintings and news

recent paintings and news

Saturday, June 16, 2012

encaustic painting workshop

 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.


  1. Very nice piece. The encaustic methods are well realized and perfectly employed. Great title as well. All the best!

  2. Merci pour ce merveilleux partage, une très jolie publication.
    gros bisous

  3. Jan - these are amazing. I love that ephemeral layered feeling, the depth and richness you have attained here.If I was nearer i would definitely be coming along to participate in these workshops.