Last weekend while it poured down rain outside, four of us spent two wonderful days with Judy Wise in her studio learning hot plate encuastic painting. We used her studio setup and got to try out many different techniques. The Picasso-like face painting above was created on a black background with layers of wax painted on the board.
We created sample boards with a variety of encaustic painting techniques...
Added texture, transfers, collage items and the encaustic paint.
Judy covered the basics of encaustic painting so that each of us can now set up her own wax studio. The two day intensive workshop allowed us to experiment with the wax and become familiar with the tools used- the propane torch, hot plate, making the wax and mixing colors. I can see why Judy loves this medium. Thank you Judy for two days of great art making.