register now for the next upcoming Encaustic Painting Weekend Workshop with Nicki Stewart Featherston 10/11 February 10am – 4pm $250 includes all materials * lunch provided * Places are filling…
WELCOME TO THE WONDERFUL WORLD THAT IS WAX!
Encaustic is an ancient painting medium which predates oil painting. It was used by both the Greeks and Egyptians originally as a sealant in ship building and then more decoratively in the portraiture on sarcophagi.
More recently it has been employed by contemporary artists such as Jasper Johns and is currently enjoying a revival in the art world. The beauty of wax is that it lends itself to a broad range of techniques and finishes, notably with the use of collage and embedding techniques.