Using previous work as a starting point

I have been painting on canvas with acrylic paint but have not tried encaustic so I want to redo these painting in encaustic wax in smaller versions and practice the techniques of creating  water plant forms out of wax mediums.

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This will be the second pickerel painting that I will do in encaustic.  I will try to practice getting a water like texture onto the surface with different thicknesses of wax.

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Beginning a New Adventure

I am beginning a new adventure into the realm of Encaustic Painting.  I have spent the past few weeks just looking at a lot of websites and looking on YouTube for ideas and techniques.  It is a fascinating medium and I will be trying to create new artworks using a layering of beeswax onto a pourus surface.

The first thing I did was to make a list of all of the supplies that I will need.  I need to buy filtered white beeswax so I ordered a pound of beeswax online  from a distributer for Encaustic Supply Canada .

The other supplies I will be buying at various locations, such as the Dollar Store, Walmart,  Home Depot and DeSerres.  Here is the list that I have made so far.

Encaustic Supplies

heat gun, bristle brushes (Hake style) a small, medium and large.  small metal containers to hold coloured waxes, larger cooking pot to hold the beeswax medium.  birch panels to paint on, long tweezers for picking up small collage materials, oil paint sticks, scraping tools such as pottery tools, iron for melting wax, painters tape to seal the sides of the cradle, rubber gloves, sketch book for ideas.  So, this weekend I will be off buying my supplies.

So, next week I plan on starting smaller works and practice all of the steps that I have learned in my Encaustic book that I purchased recently.