Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. The liquid or paste is then applied to a surface — usually prepared wood, though canvas and other materials are often used. The simplest encaustic mixture can be made from adding pigments to beeswax, but there are several other recipes that can be used—some containing other types of waxes, damar resin, linseed oil, or other ingredients. Pure, powdered pigments can be used, though some mixtures use oil paints or other forms of pigment.
Metal tools and special brushes can be used to shape the paint before it cools, or heated metal tools can be used to manipulate the wax once it has cooled onto the surface. Today, tools such as heat lamps, heat guns, and other methods of applying heat allow artists to extend the amount of time they have to work with the material. Because wax is used as the pigment binder, encaustics can be sculpted as well as painted. Other materials can be encased or collaged into the surface, or layered, using the encaustic medium to stick them to the surface.
Danielle has been teaching Encaustic Wax painting since 2007.
Qualified Encaustic Art Teacher & Artist
Abstract. Could be an elephant on left. Could be ice scapes.
Abstract showing trees and woods.
Sunset over the water.
Here is what some of our happy clients have said:
Loved every minute of it. Danielle makes the classes fun, letting you explore what aspects of the art form you enjoy, while teaching all the techniques you need to proceed.
Amazing how easy it can be when you have the right tools. The Iron and especially the Stylus work fantastic for blanking sections for Batisk.
I found that Encaustic Art is the perfect way to relax.
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