The last few weeks have been pretty exciting as some new encaustic titles have rolled into the store – all equally wonderful in their own ways such that I don’t know in which order to list them !
So I’ll start at the beginning with Joanne Mattera’s ‘The Art of Encaustic Painting’ – (in her own words)
The First Contemporary Book on Encaustic Painting . . .
Encaustic Painting Techniques – The Whole Ball of Wax
A compilation of Encaustic Workshop and Encaustic Mixed Media to stand in your studio as a guide to experimentation and exploration in the dynamics of encaustic painting! (2013)
Follow the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J05aRHkca3Q
For me this is a great book particularly for those of you into collage – so many things to play with and enliven up your work – more than 40 step-by-step techniques demonstrated as well as 20 great projects – very juicy indeed.
Go on- you know you want to – 224 pages for $49.50
Hot off the Press- Wabisabi Painting with Cold Wax
Adding Body, Texture and Transparency to Your Art
The ancient philosophy of wabi-sabi honors the imperfect, the transitory and the humble. Cold wax is a perfect vehicle for artists wishing to explore this aesthetic. In this guide, you’ll learn how to use this incredibly malleable medium–in combination with oil paint and other mediums–to add layers of texture, atmosphere, depth and meaning to your paintings while developing a more intuitive artistic voice.
No matter what your experience level, learning to paint with cold wax will help you approach your work with confidence and a sense of adventure. You will learn a liberating process of texturing, layering, building up and scraping back to create a fascinating “history of surface.” Each piece will be the result of elements converging in a one-time-only way, resulting in fiercely original abstract paintings honoring your own process of self discovery.
Click here for a look see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9AjaR7Hgc8
Having just flicked through this book I can see that it’s more than just an exploration into the cold wax technique, but a resource book encouraging genuine inquiry into the creative process itself ….
Also available here at $39.50