Monday, July 9, 2012

Flower Power - Encaustic

I just took a weekend workshop in Encaustic painting.  Encaustic is an ancient art form involving painting with melted wax.  This was my introduction and first attempt!  I drew a quickie flower and used colored oil sticks for color.  I melted the colors with a torch and fused them permanently to the board.  The last layer is more non-colored wax which gives a translucent uneven look.  Once everything is fused with heat, it is a very permanent art piece.  No worry about it melting on a hot day (which I asked).  I will show you my other works from this weekend in my next posts.


Vicki Brevell said...

Email from Bobbie sent 7/9/12:

Very cool. I'd like to see one of these in person!

Vicki Brevell said...

Email from Glenda sent 7/9/12:

I like this. Very good first try.


Vicki Brevell said...

Email from Nancy sent 7/9/12:

So beautiful - looks ancient almost like in an Italian fresco.

Vicki Brevell said...

Email from Carol sent 7/9/12:

Very interesting and pretty. Looking forward to your next one. :) Carol