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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 . . .

The First Contemporary Book on Encaustic Painting . . .. . . and still the best!
My book, “The Art of Encaustic Painting,” was published by Watson-Guptill in 2001. It’s the first commercially published book on contemporary encaustic. There are three sections: history, with images of the famed Greco-Egyptian Fayum portraits; a gallery of contemporary painting and sculpture (including the work of Jasper Johns, Kay WalkingStick, Heather Hutchison, Johannes Girardoni and myself), and technical information, including an interview with Michael Duffy, a conservator at the Museum of Modern Art.
… and now in my own words -This is my ‘go-to’ book for all things technical in encaustic, and one of those books in which I always seem to find something I haven’t seen before.
It’s a steal at just $39.50 Click on the pic to buy now !

DVD & Book – The Encaustic Studio

The Encaustic Studio DW


The Encaustic Studio by Daniella Woolf is a how-to book with an accompanying one hour DVD. It has gorgeous step out photos, 159 luscious pages, and 9 projects. Published in 2012 and still good to go. This book has great step by step instructions and with the DVD and all, it’s a complete workshop in itself.


Here’s a sneak preview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbizK2348pE

All for just $39.90 – what are you waiting for … clickety click ; )

Encaustic Painting Techniques – The Whole Ball of Wax

Encaustic Painting Techniques - PBS

by  Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch

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


Wabisabi Painting With Cold Wax

Adding Body, Texture and Transparency to Your Art

by Serena Barton

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


Last But Not Least – (only because it hasn’t arrived yet !)

Wax And Paper Workshop - MB

 is Michelle Belto‘s – ‘Wax and Paper Workshop’ (2012)

I can’t wait for this to arrive – there’s nothing quite like opening a parcel of books and sitting down to a nice cup of tea !

Check Michelle out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvol6X5ByjI

I can’t comment much on this one but it’s $39.50

… back to my cup of tea ; )

Just A Few Lines

‘Just a Few Lines’ – encaustic on canvas by Nicki Stewart

“A cup of tea would restore my normality.”

[Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Screenplay]”
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