Supplies have been Purchased

My Encaustic supplies have been purchased and I have set up a small area in my second bedroom.  I live in a condo and have a bedroom that I made into a multipurpose workroom and TV  room. So, I only have a small property of space for a table and my supplies.  I got the hot plate set up with small metal containers and a larger pan for melting the beeswax.  I ordered my beeswax a while ago and still am waiting for it.  The supplies are coming from

I also have the following picture that I took of waterlilies that I saw on the shoreline of our lake.  I have turned it into a black and white copy and split it into 4 sections.


So, here is one section of that picture


From this picture I have made a black and white copy.


A Black and White copy of the original.

All four sections were put into Photoshop and made into Black and White studies so now i have the pictures to use as starting points.  I will be trying each section out in different encaustic techniques.

So, I hope they work and that I don’t get too frustrated.  I will share my progress as I work through the ideas.


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.

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