Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Getting Started in Encaustic Painting

Welcome to the Encaustic Workbook Blog!

This site contains a collection of Tips, Techniques, and Inspirations for Encaustic Artists of all levels. It is a place to learn about what is going on in the exciting realm of Encaustic Painting and learn about the newest techniques being used by talented artists around the country.

Jasper Johns - Detailof Flags

I am a long term encaustic painter who started this blog as a place to share my inspirations with other artists. I am always searching for specific techniques which I can try out in my own work and for inspiring new work.

As a background if you are not familiar with the medium, Encaustic Painting is the art of using Heated Beeswas along with colored pigments to create a dimentional painting. Encaustics are one of the oldest forms of painting and reach back to the Egyptian Fayum mummy portraits from Egypt around 100-300 AD. However, Encaustics are having a huge contemporary explosion in the art world. This can be attributed hugely to the fantastic work of Jasper Johns.

Jasper Johns - Figure 8

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