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Accretion - Creating Texture With Encaustic Medium

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Accretion - Creating Texture With Encaustic Medium

In this blog post I will discuss several different accretion techniques that I use in my work. First, let's start by reviewing the definition of the word accretion. ac·cre·tion əˈkrēSH(ə)n/ noun the process of growth or increase, typically by the gradual accumulation of additional layers or matter. A perfect word for describing the process of adding layers of wax using encaustic medium to create a textured surface.  When working with encaustic medium, you can use texture as an element of your painting in many different ways. We will discuss only a few that I typically use. This is certainly not intended to...

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Combining Techniques, Materials and Ideas

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Combining Techniques, Materials and Ideas

I am a person who likes to explore, experiment and discover with my art process. One of the things that I find most exciting about encaustic is the almost unlimited ways you can work with it. It opens up so many possibilities, and makes the process of making art, inspiring and interesting at the same time.  In this post I will share some different techniques I use when combining organic elements with something representational, a Koi fish.  My approach to creating a painting usually starts with a specific idea or concept and I strive to make sure that every element...

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Leaving Her Mark, The Work Of Deanna Wood

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Leaving Her Mark, The Work Of Deanna Wood

I believe deep down most of us hope that we will leave some kind of mark on this earth. Whether it is held within the children we raise, or those we have touched in some way, a mark of ourselves that remains after we are gone. As artists, our journey through life is often communicated to others through our work, the ideas, feelings, and experiences, articulated visually for all to see. The work, is one of the marks we leave, for others to interpret, appreciate and contemplate...long after we are gone. While Deanna's work in her series "Personal Space" is an articulation of the "marks" that have...

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Working With Ink and Encaustic Medium

Working With Ink and Encaustic Medium

One of the most wonderful aspects of encaustic medium is it's versatility. There are so many different kinds of applications and techniques that one can use to make art. In the past, I primarily worked with encaustic medium and pigment sticks. More recently, I have  started to introduce mixed media (paper, fabric and ink) into my work. This transition from "pure" encaustic to mixed media has allowed me expand my creative expression, which I find fulfilling and interesting. Like many of you, I have been influenced by my life experiences, and because I spend so much time in Asia, I find myself drawn to common cultural images and...

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Tools Of The Trade | Part 2 Incising

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Tools Of The Trade | Part 2 Incising

In my last blog I talked about the various tools that one can use to make incisions when working with encaustic medium. There are a lot of options out there, what I am going to cover today is just a few of the different methods that you can use to fill an incision with encaustic medium. I will also address how to clean off the excess wax after filling the incision. If you know you want to add filled incisions to your work then it is important to make sure that you prepare your surface so that the incisions will...

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