Oct 28, 2015

Wax on Wednesdays ! Intuitive Encaustic Painting Process

 This week Wax on Wednesdays is devoted to painting using intuition.
Webster's Dictionary defines "Intuitive" :

 having the ability to know or understand things without any proof or evidence : having or characterized by intuition
: based on or agreeing with what is known or understood without any proof or evidence : known or understood by intuition
: agreeing with what seems naturally right

How does that transfer to painting? 
Consider these possibilities: 
No Limits, Endless Possibilities, Endless exploration

Freeing yourself to explore,  and seeing what will happen.

Focusing on the" journey" of where the painting 
is taking you, and not on a pre set  destination.

Trusting yourself and following your creative soul.

If you are already an encaustic painter or have worked with encaustic , 
you have already experienced
this to some degree no matter what style you are in, 
do to the nature of encaustic itself.
My mad scientist mind loves
 the manipulation of media , color , texture , and
 constantly asking the question. What if ……..

The other wonderful thing about intuitive painting is that it does
 not have a "look" or a "style" or a "rule".
  No one is saying you can, 
or cannot, have a figure, shape , color scheme , involved.
It is all you. 
It is painting what your soul tells you to paint.

some encaustic paints made in the studio. 

Supplies used this week are:
Plain copy paper
steel plate
hot plate
oil paint sticks
encaustic medium ( R and f)
oil pastels
india ink
graphite crayon
encaustic paints (handmade)
heat gun
"Yes" glue ( mounting)
birch cradled boards
brayer (mounting) 
water colors

These began as mono prints on an anodized aluminum plate set on the hot plate. 
From there their journey continued with watercolors, inks, oil sticks, oil pastels ,graphite , more texture ,  contrasting colors, and mounting .  

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Blessings , and happy creating !


  1. I really love those! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks Jazzysofia ! I so am glad you enjoyed them. Happy Creating :)

  2. Shari, Love all your art & especially Wax on Weds. I read somewhere?? on one of your [ages that there is an Open Studios walk in Cinci, OH this coming weekend.Nov....Hoping to meet you & come to this!! Thanks so much and please reply to JGr1942798@aol.com Smiles, Kay

    1. Hi Kay ! I sent you an email as well , but thank you so much !
      And, Yes!
      The Essex studio art walk is this Friday and Sat (Nov 6-7)from 6-10 pm at
      Essex Studios
      2511 Essex Place
      Cincinnati, OH 45206
      and I am in studio #246 on the second floor :)

  3. OOH, so wonderful, you are certainly a very wonderful intuitive painter!!! I love all your Wax on Wednesday videos but I think this is number one. Keep up the great work. Do you ever have in class workshops???

    1. Thank you ! I am really glad you are enjoying the Wax on Wednesdays ! series :) Yes, I teach both live and online workshops. You can view the online workshops selection at the top of this blog page. If you are in the Mid West area (or would like to come ) My main studio is in Cincinnati Ohio , and I am currently working on some live workshops that I will post here on the blog with dates , times , and info soon. Private small group workshops are always available time permitting , and you can set one up by emailing me at shari.replogle5@gmail.com :)

  4. I am so inlove with these! You are an amazing painter. Two thumbs up!

    1. Thank you so much Memorial Garden Benches :)))

  5. Omg, Shari....you areally always such an awesome inspiration...because of your teachings, I am ADDICTED to encaustics. ..thank you so much!


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