Thursday, January 15, 2009

Hot Mess: Painting with Wax,  an introduction to encaustic painting PDF Tutorial 

-Want to learn encaustic painting but don't know a darned thing about it? 
-Maybe you're wanting to learn more before diving in and buying supplies? 
-Or perhaps you just love learning?

Then this is the tutorial for you! Learn everything you need to know about painting with beeswax! From set-up to clean-up. It couldn't be easier.

6 page tutorial is written in a joyful voice that is very easy to understand with clear photographs showing you every step of the process. Includes a handy supply list with detailed information and tips on where to find the items inexpensively! This intro will walk you through buying supplies, setting up, basic encaustic painting, fusing, embedding objects, clean up, caring for your paintings, and a list of supply resources.

**What's encaustic painting?** Encaustic painting is the use of beeswax and damar resin melted together and combined with dry pigments to create a painting medium. This paint is applied hot (not a cold paste) and manipulated with a direct heat source. This makes for a lovely layered image into which objects and photographs can be added. If you've seen a Jasper Johns painting then you've seen an encaustic painting!

I am always available & happy to answer any questions that you have about painting!

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Lynn Cyr said...

Congrats on publishing your first tutorial, Jamie!! And I see you've sold a few already... how wonderful! I've always been amazed with encaustic painting... it's such a different medium!

sojournquilts said...

So cool...educational, too. I'm intrigued by encaustics as well. Such an "other worldly" feel to them.

BTW, I'm from Maine too...where's the heat? :0)

A Painting a Day by Kristen Stein said...

Great idea Jamie!

Sweetland Retreat said...

Lynn- Thanks!! I did, I sold 2 already since listing it late last night-- hooray! One was to Suzee :)

Sojourn- It really does have a great feel-- instant depth. It's really a great medium because it combines painting with sculpture and collaging. Wonderful!! BTW- Are you on the Maine Team? We were all having a discussion about you-- we thought you were but don't see you on our list ?

Kristen-- Thanks!! I've been working on it for a while in my head and finally sat down and made it!