If I had known how much fun teaching 3 ladies the art of painting with beeswax would be, I'd have organized Encaustic Workshops sooner. Last Sunday I was joined by Erin, Kelly, and Michelle for a full day playing and experimenting with encaustic (beeswax + pigment) painting and collage, where they learned proper techniques and tips to create a beautiful finished piece of art. Everyone worked on 3 pieces plus an ornament, but focused on 1 intricate piece. Everything was theirs to keep. With lots of conversation, smiles and laughter, good food and cappuccinos, the day ended feeling like a big success. I'm really looking forward to the next one! Contact me to sign up, or find out more here.
|Daina demonstrating how to mix primary oil paint colours in preparation to make your own pigmented beeswax paint.|
|Erin layered a photo she took between textiles for a really beautiful look. The coloured doors and windows were made more vibrant with coloured wax.|
|Erin scrapes paint from her artwork to create a rustic effect.|
|Prepping wood cuts for painting. These make nice ornaments!|
|Michelle applied real sand melted into the wax for a textural effect over her beach photo.|
|Kelly warmed the layer of smooth wax prior to carving it out for a 3D effect.|
|From left to right: Kelly, Erin, Michelle, and Daina... at the end of the class showing their finished artwork.|