At the weekend, I did a two day encaustic painting workshop. It was a new technique to me, you use melted pigmented beeswax, and lots of blowtorches. I enjoyed it. And it really lends itself to seascapes or heavily textured work. It’s not the easiest medium and I probably wouldn’t bother doing it at home, there is a big initial set up, but it was a very satisfying workshop.
And me being me, and working like a woman possessed, I made 12 paintings, while everyone else did about 4.
Wow these are so cool! The amount of variety you were able to achieve is impressive. I know you say it was your least successful but the blue/green seascape looking one with the flowers is my favorite, it’s so moody.
They are so visually interesting & yes, moody.
My faves are the 2nd one, it really is a magnificent seascape. & the walk in the woods, reminds me of the slash & stitch tree quilt blocks you do.
Of course, the dandelion seed floating off is full of feels, melancholy sweetness.
You really got the most possible out of that workshop! Amazing variety of paintings; I love how many different moods and methods and techniques you used. My favorites are 1, 9 (red one with the heart), 11, and 12.
These are amazing. I have never done encaustic, but my Mom has and I have seen them up close. The surface and thickness are incredible. These are super cool, and I bet they are even cooler in person.
I love the second one with the waves and beach, and the cat (of course), and the winter scene is incredible too! The one that “isn’t a seascape” is so dreamy.
Heh, sounds like me every time I take a clay class.
I haven’t seen this much realism in encaustics before, and I really like most of your results here a lot better than the usual slightly murky collage style that seems to be the norm for the medium. Very cool!
They are stunning! I was especially struck by the moody second seascape and the winter scene. I am also drawn to lovely blues, greens and turquoises in the tropical seascapes. The variety of styles/images and number of paintings from one workshop is truly amazing!