Encaustic Workshop

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Last Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday I participated in an encaustic (painting in wax) workshop with Ellen Koment. I enjoyed it a good deal. There’s something about having to fuse each layer of a painting with a propane torch that’s very satisfying. I’m not certain that I’ll be able to pursue this medium at present, however – it’s not the most portable art form ever, as it involves hot wax, a griddle, afore mentioned torch, wood panels – heat and wax, pretty much. Besides, income would be helpful when buying said supplies. So I’ll think about it. But it’s a lovely process, and makes everything smell of warm beeswax. Here’s what I did during the workshop:

 

A little practice piece to experiment with the process" about 7" square

A little practice piece to experiment with the process" about 7" square

 

Another little test piece, the same size as the first, based on a section of the Christ if Sinai icon

Another little test piece, the same size as the first, based on a section of the Christ if Sinai icon

 

An attempt at a person, roughly based on the <a href=

An attempt at a person, roughly based on the Fayum Portraits; somewhat larger than the others - perhaps 12" high

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