Encaustic Demo with Candace Law
What Lies Below
Encaustic, Rust Print, Found Object on Panel
I will be demonstrating the basics of Encaustic, an ancient medium that incorporates hot wax: a mixture of beeswax, damar resin, and pigment.
To start I will give a brief talk about its use in history, then proceed to show the process for this medium: heating the paint, applying it to a support, and fusing.
As I work on a piece of my own art during this demo, I can share a few of the techniques that can be done with hot wax and also some of my own processes.