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First Encaustic July 13, 2009

Posted by Beth in Art, Personal.
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This past week I tried a new art technique: encaustic. This is painting and collaging with beeswax. For more information on this medium, check out the website of my friend and instructor at Open Studio. I have already learned a lot. I am intrigued with experimenting to improve my ability to capture my ideas concretely.

Here is my first attempt:encaustic #1 natural - coorected

I made many mistakes….some of which I was able to correct. Others I have accepted as just part of the piece.

I’d like to learn how to further soften the edges of Lady Justice, and I have some ideas to try.

I want to see what happens when I embed flower petals and other fragments from nature.

And what will it be like to try and actually create a realistic image using the beeswax “paint”?  I can already tell that it will be pretty tricky.

Oooo. I love new things!!

Addendum 7/25/09: For the source of the central image “Lady Justice” see my previous blog post.


1. Lynne - July 14, 2009

Hey – that’s cool! I really seeing the writing with the iconic images of America.

2. LisaK - July 19, 2009

I like the changes you made, Beth! It makes the figure look powerful.

3. Anonymous - July 19, 2009

Thanks for the kind comments. Beth

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