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Tag: encaustic wax

Encaustic Art: A 36″x60″ Commission

I created this 12″x24″ boat encaustic a few years back. It was one of the first that I tried carving into the layers of melted and hardened wax to pull out an image. I loved how the boat blended into the background yet popped against the colored wax painted around it. This piece has traveled…

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Encaustic Art: Exploring Mixed Media and Carving Wax

For the past three years I have dabbled in the world of encaustic art. I began incorporating it into sections of my mixed media paintings, and slowly it became my primary medium. I have learned so much in the last three years, how to achieve smooth surfaces, how to manipulate the layers, and most recently,…

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Craft Fair: 16th Annual Wesleyan Artist Market

It’s the week I have been preparing for, for the last few months, it is Artist Market week! I’m so lucky to work at a school that offers opportunities to promote my artwork, like the Wesleyan Artist Market. Last year I felt very accomplished as I packed up my booth, a good 30 pieces shy…

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February Giveaway: Customizable Letter Painting

I am excited to announce my second giveaway, one of my very own customizable, handmade letter paintings. These are my most recent art experiments, and listing on my Etsy shop. These 6″x6″ canvases are covered with patterned paper, then sealed with encaustic wax. To top off the interesting background I paint letters using oil paint….

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Mixed Media Art: Phone Lines and Birch Trees

This is my most recent mixed media painting. I was commissioned to create something with blues, greens, and yellows, but other than that it was up to me. At first I was stumped. Whenever I take a break from painting sometimes it takes a minute to get my creative juices flowing. However, even in my…

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