North of the North ENCAUSTIC PAINTING WORKSHOPS with Nicki Stewart Short notice I know ; ) but the opportunity has come up to run the following workshops in the far…
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.