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.

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Author: Anna

I am a painter and sculptor and have a studio beside a beautiful lake. For the past 40 years, I designed and built puppets, masks and sculptures and had solo exhibitions of these works. In 2013, I went back to painting and started working in encaustic. I am interested in issues of identity in terms of weavings as coverings to protect or to hide. The intersecting lines that I create over landscapes create an internal conversation versus the external between nature vs. nurture. Or how actual or psychological barriers erected in an environment can disrupt a cherished place. My engagement with woven structures speak to complex dialogues between identity and psychological barriers. My second passion is teaching. I try to encompass more than teaching my students art techniques. I encourage students to, not only learn the language of art, but to also engage in critiquing art. Additionally, we continually explore ways to enhance one's voice through art in relation to contemporary and historical issues. Encaustic adventures is a blog where not only processes and techniques are taught, but hopefully this sites will engage in a dialogue about the making of art, notions of voice, identity, themes, and ways to establish a body of work within an historical contexts.

8 thoughts on “Beginning a New Adventure”

  1. Thanks for your comment. Yes, I am going to be blogging weekly about the processes in more detail. Please read the comment that I posted today and, if you have time, follow my next posting about the first technique that I will be attempting. Greetings!

  2. Excellent post. I was checking constantly this blog and I’m impressed!
    Extremely useful information specifically the last part 🙂 I care for such
    info much. I was looking for this certain information for
    a very long time. Thank you and good luck.

    1. Thanks for your positive feedback. I decided to keep a detailed journal of my journey with encaustics and share my ups and downs with others.

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