Sep 21, 2016

Wax on Wednesdays Texture Turned Assemblage With Pan Pastels

Continuing on the texture journey this week , I came across these little guys and just couldn't resist. As a result this weeks "Wax on Wednesdays" pieces are more 3D encaustic assemblages than textures , but what fun !
They are paper Ketchup cups from fast food/self serve type restaurants !
The fact that they are paper, absorb the wax , and light weight , make them perfect embedding material for encaustic. 

The fun part was shading the pieces  with the Pan Pastels. 

Last week I took a field trip from the studio over to Ms. Reagan's high school.  
I was a guest artist for 3 days and had the honor of introducing the ancient art of encaustic to the Honors Art3/ AP art class.  Amazing experience , Amazing students, Amazing art was created ! 

This is just some of the work that was created as some of the students were not quite done with their projects just yet. 
22 in all and each and every piece was completely and wonderfully unique. I can't say enough about these amazing young artists . 

 Yes ! We did shellac burn cautiously :)

What a wonderful experience this was , to see where everyone would go with their pieces , and their new encaustic knowledge . Each piece as unique and fabulous as the artist that created it.  I can also see how much all of the students are inspired daily by this wonderful lady, Thank you Ms. Burris ! 

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Supplies used this week:
masonite boards
encaustic medium( white)
Pan Pastels
heat gun
paper ketchup cups
vintage ephemera

Blessings , and have a wonderful creative week !

Sep 14, 2016

Wax on Wednesdays Fabulous Fun Textures ! Week 2

Continuing on with week 2 of Fabulous Fun Textures !
I am always on the lookout  for things around the house and studio to recycle for some great texture in encaustic . 
This weeks texture is from popsicle sticks ! 
I have cut off the rounded tips just because I wanted a straight edge.  

Supplies I used this week:
white encaustic medium
Pan Pastels
Oil paint sticks black and yellow
popsicle sticks
clay tools
heat gun /torch
cradled birch panel 

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Creating some colors in the studio for this weeks 2 day workshop at the local high school. 
I will be introducing encaustic painting  to the  Art Honors 3, and AP Art students. OMG I can't wait to see what they create !

studio assistant works for greek yogurt !

Hope you have a wonderful week !

Sep 7, 2016

Wax on Wednesdays ! Texture Journey #1

It has been a while since I have done any embedding videos , so I thought it would be fun to devote the month of September to discovering fun ways to embed awesome texture into encaustic !

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Supplies I used this week :
cradled board
oil paint sticks: yellow ochre, cadmium red, black, burnt umber, sandstone
clear encaustic medium
white encaustic medium
Sennelier extra soft pastel 
heat gun 

 There is currently a coupon at Harbor Freight Tools for this heat gun for just 8.99 !
I am not affiliated with this heat gun in any way , but I have used it in workshops and it does a good job and this is a great price ! 

"Roots" Encaustic and shellac on board
I am currently doing the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge . If you would like to follow along on my Instagram click 

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Blessings to you ,