Saturday, March 31, 2012

Encaustic #1

"Into the Blue"
I took a break yesterday and tried a new medium. WOW! That was great! The painting technique that I learned is Encaustic (painting with hot wax). I took a class from artist/instructor Jodi Reeb-Myers at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts.

There are lots of ways to paint with this technique. The two pieces I made were done with mixed media: paper, beeswax, oil paint on a wood support. There is a lot going on in this piece "INTO THE BLUE" (click to enlarge). I tried almost everything possible on this board and almost over did it. It is hard to know when to quit with this medium because you can re-melt the medium over and over again with the heat gun.

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