Monday, July 15, 2013

Encaustic Painting

Recently I spent an afternoon with Tracy Felix at ARTspot playing with encaustic.  I have not painted with encaustic for about eight years and swore I would not get involved with it again.  I love the look of encaustic, but it is expensive to work with and can be toxic if you are not careful about temperature and ventilation.  You also use a torch!  Since I know myself well, and know that I am a very careless artist, I chose to just not use encaustic.  Now, however, I am hooked again.  So far I am keeping the window open, watching the temperature carefully and not using fire!  Below are a few of the pieces I have created.  I am really only experimenting at this point as I have much to learn. 

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