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How To Work With Carbon Black Encaustic Paint

How To Work With Carbon Black Encaustic Paint

For those working on a heated palette (Roland HOTBOX, R&F Hot Palette, etc.) creating encaustic monotypes, adding carbon black encaustic paint can be a game-changer. It is an extremely versatile paint that can be used alone (as in the example above), or with colored paints such as R&F, Evans Encaustic, or Enkaustikos paints. **The print above was painted with 4", 6" and 10.5" Silicone Micro-Line Blades** Carbon Powder + Clear Encaustic Medium = Carbon Encaustic Paint   Of course it is a little more complicated than just combining carbon and wax, getting the right consistency matters. My Carbon Encaustic Paint...

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How To Select A Brush

Artist Tools & Paintbrushes Contemporary Sumi-e

How To Select A Brush

In this blog post Elizabeth provides a detailed overview of all the different varieties of brushes she offers for sale in her online store. She covers function, material, type and shape. Each is explained in order to help the artist choose the correct style/type of brush that will best meet their needs.

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Intersections - New Adventures In Montana

Intersections - New Adventures In Montana

Sunset View We recently moved from Dallas Texas to Bigfork Montana, a small town located adjacent to Flathead lake. It is an incredibly beautiful place, and we are so enjoying being here, living here! Over the past few years, I have been primarily working with Bamboo to make my brush handles. Bamboo is a fabulous material, it is beautiful, plentiful, and versatile. I really enjoy working with it, transforming it into something functional and beautiful. Now I find myself immersed in an environment where there are so many interesting new materials that I will be able to use, I see many...

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Sally Hirst Reviews My Cold Wax Tools

Sally Hirst Reviews My Cold Wax Tools

I was thrilled when Elizabeth got in touch and asked if I would review a selection of her CWM tools. For those readers new to CWM it’s worth stating that most artists lay down paint with a spreader, brayer or palette knife before working into the paint with tools that create textures, or scraping to reveal under-layers of paint. It is possible to use brushes to apply the paint but they need to be very stiff to push the paint around, and in my experience, they clog too easily

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Connecting to Taiwan Through The Kyoto Journal

Connecting to Taiwan Through The Kyoto Journal

Recently, I was featured in The Kyoto Journal’s December Issue.  If you are not familiar with The Kyoto Journal it is "a quarterly magazine based in Kyoto, Japan. Its subtitle, Perspectives from Asia, reflects its commitment to ‘local voices, from all over Asia’ and ‘ideas that illuminate cultural differences in a positive way, that promote intercultural understanding via specifics, not generalities.’ " (source Wikipedia 01/2020). The journal is a gem and provides great cultural insights from all over Asia. I encourage you to check it out further, you won't be disappointed.  Being featured in The Kyoto Journal was a true honor,...

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