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