WOW! I sure do love encaustic painting! I had the best day in my studio today. I was playing around with shellac burn; wet and dry but I think my favorite is the wet technique.
I was working on a project for a dear friend who is moving away. I have been thinking about this painting for over a week. I knew what she liked, but was worried about her husband, she told me he likes things to look very modern. I created a painting that I thought they would both like with colors I know they both love. Then I added my own touch to the piece.
I started with watercolors, added encaustic medium, then dry pastels, more medium, amber shellac – and voila!
Check out the FIRE!