My latest collection of art is centered around rushing water. Personally, I’m really afraid of the power of water. My worst nightmare is being stranded on the ocean, alone. Maybe that’s why I paint it. The beauty and awesome power of turbulent water draws me in and I need to express “what batters us makes us stronger”. Encaustic beeswax medium I believe beautifully captures the fluidity of water as shown in this piece. “Battered Shore”, encaustic, 8”x8” Panel. Come by #wlast and see it in person. June 2-3.
Wow! Look at the beautiful inspiration I found at my local farmers market! I’m a big believer that beauty is all around us and waiting just outside to be discovered. No plane ticket required. Shoot back your own beautiful local nature shot in comments if you agree. @loudounfarmmkts
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Free lecture on the history of pigments. Friday 4th May. David Coles from Langridge, in conjunction with the Art Gallery of South Australia. 'Colours of Impressionism'. Redford Auditorium.
In the studio today cooking encaustic medium - there's something very meditative about this process! I use a ratio of 8:1 beeswax to damar resin 😄
1. Begin by melting the damar resin - it gets super gooey!
2. Add approx 1/4 of the wax and as it melts, stir everything together
3. Once fully blended, add the rest of the beeswax and patiently wait for it to melt
4. Ladel the gorgeous smelling liquid medium into silicone molds
5. When fully cooled, pop out
Total time: 2.5 hours - loud noise in the videos is my exhaust fan - safety first 😎
Check out my April newsletter for a peek into what’s going on in the studio and a calendar of art events. Copy and paste this link or click it in my profile. https://mailchi.mp/27a817e2fdcb/annestinefineartnewslettermarch-1073037
I'm offering private encautic classes in my studio this Spring! If you ever wanted to explore this exciting, unpredictable, versatile medium -- now's the time! $45/hour. Not into wax? I also offer drawing and mixed media painting as well. click the link in my bio for more information.
Snow is falling here in Virginia. It’s a day of hot chocolate, board games and movie marathons with the family. This piece is “Blue Stream”, 11”x14”, encaustic on Aluminum Panel. Off to the frame shop.
#marchmeetthemaker ✨Day 15 ✨💫🌙Boomerang 🌙 Damar Resin Melting 🐝Encaustic Paint In The Making 🐝 At first I was so confused by this prompt. This is the first I have discovered Boomerang ! Soo Much Fun ......
Encaustic on aluminum panel. “Winter stream” 11”x13”. I’m not a big fan of using aluminum because it has a tendency to cool the paint too quickly. But the shine that comes through when you scrape back the wax is so cool.
Work In progress: Experimenting with painting encaustic on aluminum panel. Perfect base for an icy landscape! Unfortunately it’s feeling like the arctic in my studio today. High winds blew out a window! Who’s ready for Spring?!
ENCAUSTIC ARTISTS | Castor Wax is more opaque than Damar Resin, which should result in whiter whites. According to discussions on WetCanvas.com, a 30-40% ratio (Castor Wax : Beeswax) gave a shiny and smooth surface similar to when using Carnauba Wax, but without the yellow hue.
Very excited to complete my largest encaustic yet. “Rushing Waters” 36”x24”x1 5/8” encaustic mixed media on wood panel. It’s a zoomed in perspective of a Creek here in Purcellville.
It’s been a goal of mine to GO BIG so this painting is a milestone for me as an 👩🎨. Five years ago, I never dreamed I’d be living the life I have now. Back then the idea of being a working artist was just a dream that I believed was out of my reach. Amazingly, it just took one little jump of faith and the generosity of a stranger to propel a dream toward becoming something real. For me, it was asking a local decor shop if I could hang a painting in their store. The manager was so generous she offered to schedule a reception to introduce my work to the community. I’m so grateful to her for her kindness and the support I’ve received from friends, family, my community. Do you have someone who has helped you reach your dream or goal? Give them a shout out today. ❤️ #inspirationalmonday
Scroll through the photos for a quick demo of my latest encaustic painting, “Winter Haybales” on 10”x10” cradled wood panel. The inspiration came from a photo I took in Hillsboro, Va. (check it out in my feed). When I saw this scene driving through the countryside and the cool geometric design of the bales, I knew I had found my next painting. The step-by-step tutorial is on my blog. You can find the link in my bio by clicking on my user name. Have you ever tried encaustic painting?