Dabbling in Encaustic

Added on by Lara Hoke.

This past weekend I took a two-day workshop on encaustic painting at Kala with the artist and paint maker Hylla Evans.  Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated and pigmented beeswax.  

Learning a new medium and technique is both intimidating and freeing.  What I ended up creating was nothing like what I expected to create.  To learn something new is to take a risk.

 Photo collage of my encaustic paintings

Photo collage of my encaustic paintings

The paintings in my studio