Encaustic

Encaustic art is a wonderful way to explore with color and shapes, and to express your vision. Discover a variety of encaustic techniques and learn about encaustic supplies with these book excerpts and blog posts.

The ‘Art’ of Storytelling with Cathy Nichols

Artists tell stories—it’s what we do. But sometimes we need fresh inspiration and a new way of looking at things to keep our stories dynamic and compelling. So I’m excited to tell you about a brand new kit called Storytelling Art Collection that’s all about helping you reveal your unique stories through your artwork while adding some…

Meditations From An Encaustic Artist

Grief is a powerful catalyst for creativity. I sometimes wonder if that's why we have the ability to make beautiful things: without art as an outlet for things like grief, where would we be? I used to write poetry, for example, during the tumultuous years of high school. Boy, was I good at it. I…

Explore Encaustics With This Free eBook

I'm happy to share with you Exploring Encaustics: 4 Free Encaustic Art and Painting Techniques, a free, downloadable eBook. Our team has pulled together four articles by some of our favorite encaustics experts for you. Whether you're curious about how to paint with encaustics or you're comfortable with them and simply want some fresh inspiration, you've…

Encaustic Painting – Between the (Incised) Lines

Whether you have just started to create with encaustic medium or you have some experience, adding paint to incised lines is a perfect next step. Top: Incise lines in the medium by drawing around a spoon and making lines with an encaustic tool or other sharp instrument. Above: Rub oil paint into the lines (be…

Encaustic Tools for Heating: How to Play it Safe

Lately I’ve been looking at art and my goals for making art and have come to the following conclusions: 1. You don’t really need much time if you make art a priority and set up a space (however small) where you can easily access your materials. 2. Note every art-making experience has  to produce a…

Encaustic Art Can Take Many Forms

One of the aesthetic pleasures of working with encaustic medium is the smooth, rich surface that seems to make the artwork glow. But that doesn't mean encaustic art has to be flat. Encaustic village by Jan Avellana. The only requirements for encaustic substrates is that they must be rigid and porous. Porosity helps the wax bond…