The Art of Encaustic Painting – by Joanne Mattera


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Contemporary Expression in the Ancient Medium of Pigmented Wax

Here is the first comprehensive guide available on mastering this beautiful yet demanding medium. In The Art of Encaustic Painting, readers will learn surefire ways to achieve vibrant color and create surfaces that look as light as a wash or as densely textured as impasto. You will see how to produce effects from abstract to figurative to minimal. Finally, you will discover dozens of clear, step-by-step directions detailing how to use these various encaustic techniques in your own art.

This remarkable reference also includes 200  full-color photographs of the author’s own work, as well as stunning examples by premier encaustic artists such as Jasper Johns, Arthur Dove, and Nancy Graves.