Encaustic Wonders

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Smooth, shiny, intriguing and challenging is how I describe working with encaustics.  The above photos are of my newest passion.  I love the process of the beeswax melting in the various pots.  Waiting for that perfect moment when you can dip your brush into the molten wax and then trying to apply it before it cools and get that smooth coating of brilliant color and texture.

This week I made my own colors to paint with and they turned out beautifully.  My studio is a mess with drips of wax, little pots of color and wax hardened brushes and utensils and I love it.  I continue to look for a way to fit more crock pots and containers to hold all the beautiful colors I have accumulated and trying to figure out new ways to use them.

Stay tuned for more wax adventures


About kboat

I’m a native of La Porte, Indiana. When I was growing up we didn’t have much money, so I made my gifts for others with materials I found out and around. I loved it. And I have to say I was pretty good at it. People always liked what I gave them. I went to work for 26 years as an employee of a major asphalt paving company. I began as a secretary and eventually made my way to office manager. Needless to say I mostly only dreamed about my art - filling my mind with many ideas. Although the company did take advantage of my skills once in a while. For example, I created in-house materials for an open house. I loved “keeping my hand in” whenever an opportunity presented itself. Then I retired. And ... funny thing ... all those pent-up ideas I used to dream about began to roll out. I joined ATC (Artists Trading Cards) on line, I took classes and tutorials and learned about the processes of creating art. Today, I pursue these learning opportunities to open myself to new ideas and techniques. I also love opportunities to assist in classes for special populations. I find I learn a lot from those who have no preconceptions about what they should be doing. I’m eager to learn new things. Mostly I don’t have any idea what I set out to make. I simply let the ideas find me. The result is a wide variety of media and expression triggered by my experiences in every-day life. I hope you enjoy my work. View all posts by kboat

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