Ancient Art Form Discovery Called Encaustic Painting Is A Fun Pastime.
Encaustic painting made by melting colored wax medium with hot tools.
Learn how to make all of these images shown in the video below in my new online classroom at http://www.dreamingcolor.com/forums/content.php?202-Wax-magic. There is more information under the Teaching Video tab at Online Classroom.
Thanks for visiting my encaustic painting site. My name is John Vandebrooke and my contact information is Email email@example.com, to address spam problems you have to whitelist your email address. Go to http://whitelist.sitesell.com and put in your email address and my address as well as a one time request that spam senders can't do on automatic. Otherwise you will get a bounce on your email. My mailing address is 8506 Main St. Unit C102, Edmonds WA. 98026 USA. Cell Phone 425-582-1780 . Hope you enjoy this site and will visit often. Please let me know what you think of the information and how I can improve it for you. Do look at my new online wax class information or go direct to http://www.dreamingcolor.com/whats-new/Encaustic painting is a way to leave behind all the daily stresses and be transported into a world of magic and fantasy. Difficult to believe, just give me a few moments to explain.
Eight years ago I stumbled into this art form and found it easy to learn and extremely addictive. It is so entrancing that it pulls your mind away from the serious thoughts you were focused on just minutes before.
Encaustic painting is a very ancient practice and one the Egyptians used over 2000 years ago to decorate what have been titled the Fayum paintings. Those art works are as brilliant today as they were then. Of course we have a few tools they didn't have and that lets you plug and play instantly.
Encaustics means you use melted wax to paint with. Mentioning that you paint with wax might stop someone in their tracks until they watch the process in action, and then they can't wait to get their hands on the tools. The major tool used is a small iron on which you melt colored wax and while it is still liquid you turn the iron over and begin to push the wax around on the surface. Each slight motion brings another effect and soon there is an assortment of abstract designs appearing with ease.
These abstract designs can be assembled into realistic images. You become an instant artist and you will be impressed with your ability. I have taught enough of these encaustic art classes to prove that to myself over and over again.
Within this site you will find both an introduction to this process and the many different ways you can work with wax. If you have been looking for a creative outlet and just have not found that perfect pastime, check this out to get a feel for what encaustic painting is all about. You will not be disappointed.
Welcome to this fun and easy art form.
I have a lot of my images at the following site to view and if yourinterested in purchasing them they are available from cards to larger reproductions on different surfaces from canvas to watercolor paper both framed and unframed. http://john-vandebrooke.artistwebsites.com/