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Encaustic painting is a technique using molten beeswax and colored pigments, developed by the ancient Eyptians to paint mummy portraits and used by the early Greeks as a decorative medium. It has wide versatility and can accomodate the use of mixed media techniques. It is favored by artists who appreciate the richness of the brilliant colors and its possibilities of a range of textures. I love...
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In the Luminous Encaustic Workshops, I focus on fun and exploration. I bring to you my light spirit and sense of adventure as we set off together to experience the feel of warm beeswax and tree sap gliding across our warm griddles. The smell is intoxicating, lifting its luscious aroma into our shared space, our waxes dancing before our eyes, blending seamlessly with the rich, colorful encaustic...
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These drawings utilized the Hindi alphabet of the Devnagiri script. By separating letters and words into phonemes, and then tracing the inflections of each sound with line, I created a set of “text based drawings”. These drawings imitate posters and signboards I saw as a child in India, to...
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Jennifer Delilah, born 1965 in El Paso, Texas, is a figurative painter who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She studied fine art at The Arts Magnet High School at Booker T. Washington in Dallas, Texas, The Kansas City Art Institute, and received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute....
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Creating art is about connecting divinely with ourselves; its about the pause that happens when we listen. It's the action taken after we wait for direction from Spirit, making a leap into the unknown and discovering that we've known who we were all along. -Linda. I’ll add your email to my...
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Dorothy Masom, The Dean of American Encaustic Painters. "When I am on lecture tours, conducting workshops, or having show openings, people invariably ask me why I pursued a career in the fine arts and how I got into encaustic painting. My response is that as a professional artist I find art to be an exciting adventure in which you are constantly learning and discovering the many intricate...
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Chemical studies of paint media in ancient Roman paintings have allowed for the development of a new water soluble beeswax paint for artists with remarkable characteristics. Cuni colours can be mixed with acrylics, oils, water mixable oils, hot encaustics, watercolours or temperas, and can also be applied on any of these paints. The exceptional water solubility of the paint allows easy handling...
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Many artists have found encaustics an ideal medium for today's works of art. Encaustic paintings can be reworked immediately or even years later simply with the addition of heat. Encaustic painting is solvent free, eliminating the need for turpentine and mineral spirits. This exciting medium has gained worldwide appeal due to its intensity of color and lack of toxic solvents. Extremely...
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Many artists have found encaustics an ideal medium for today's works of art. Encaustic paintings can be reworked immediately or even years later simply with the addition of heat. Encaustic painting is solvent free, eliminating the need for turpentine and mineral spirits. This exciting medium has gained worldwide appeal due to its intensity of color and lack of toxic solvents. Extremely...
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For 125+ years, Sculpture House has provided sculptors with quality sculpting tools and materials for clay modeling, stone and wood carving, mold making and casting and ceramics. Just starting out in sculpture? Don't know where to begin? Let us help. Here our President recommends the basic tools and materials you'll need to set off on your adventure in sculpting, selecting a particular genre to...
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Swans Candles LLP. West Coast family owned source for retail candle making supplies, soy wax, soy candle supplies, paraffin wax, natural waxes and beeswax all at wholesale pricing. We stock both white beeswax and yellow beeswax and damar resin crystals. Our bulk beeswax is processed (filtered) naturally with no chemicals used. Encaustic artists and candlemakers love our natural beeswax. We...
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