Melting waxy loveliness
Who knew going to my yoga class that morning that I would make a connection for waxy goodness? Linda was carrying a box of honey that her husband makes and was selling them to people in class. I asked her what he did with the wax and she told me that they usually threw it away. I told her that I would be very interested in buying whatever wax he had and explained that I use it to paint with. Here is some of the wax that I remelted and added damar resin to make my medium. Look at the colors, aren't they amazing and so different.
I am so excited to belong to a small group of encaustic artists called the E-Hive. We are exploring Judy Wise's Hot Wax Workshop E-Course and making assignments each month as sort of an encaustic bookclub. This is really going to help me gain more experience using encaustics. I highly recommend Judy's course, the information is extensive, organized beautifully with lots of videos and a thorough list of questions and answers at the end listing resources with links. Worth every penny and then some!
This month's E-Hive assignment from Kristina is nature. This is what I started with using several of the techniques from the workshop including excavating, intaglio, cavo-relievo, texture and glazing.
It was just too white for me and after I made my new medium, I decided to add a layer of the greener color. What do you think?