On Saturday, I participated in a four hour encaustic workshop at a local art store. It was such fun! The teacher from Encaustikos was wonderful and she had us try many different techniques. This was painted while the board was on the warmer so the paint flowed very easily. Then I added the collage pieces and a final layer of clear wax. I hope I didn't put the characters upside down or backwards.
I know the last thing I need is a new medium to learn but this is such fun. Today I mixed some of my oil paints with clear encaustic medium so I'll have some colors to use without a huge expense. The pre-made encaustic colors are expensive and I already had a lot of oil paint so it seemed like a good way to save money and use up some of my extra art supplies. I'll try using my homemade colors first until I see if I want to continue with this medium. I know they won't be as intense or concentrated as the professional ones but I know I'll still have fun with them.
Image Size 6" x 6"
Encaustic with collage on mat board
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