Encaustic painting is also known as hot wax painting and involves applying heated beeswax to a surface eg canvas, paper, wood or other materials
The simplest encaustic mixture can be made from adding pigments to beeswax, but there are several other recipes that can be used—some containing other types of waxes, damar resin, linseed oil, or other ingredients. Pure, powdered pigments can be used, though some mixtures use oil paints or other forms of pigment.
Metal tools and special brushes can be used to shape the paint before it cools, or heated metal tools can be used to manipulate the wax,once it's cooled In addition, tools such as heat lamps, heat guns, hot plates & irons allow artists to extend the amount of time they have to work with the material
My work is produced with bought coloured blocks of wax &/or heated stylus
NO BRUSHES ARE USED
I was first introduced to encaustic art whilst on a craft-dabble week at the WI Adult Learning Centre - DENMAN COLLEGE in Oxfordshire - and just loved the way simple, colourful backgrounds could be produced and transformed into lovely pictures
I followed this up with a couple of day-courses at Alston Hall, Lancashire where I round out that the possibilities are far more than just backgrounds!
I now produce the following:
8" x 6" and 6" x 4" pictures
Miniature paintings (double sided) keyrings
Jewellery - brooches, earrings, pendants
Due to the nature of encaustic art - every piece is unique
Please visit the FOR SALE page to see what is currently available