Curiosity about encaustic painting is rapidly growing in the art community. More artists are incorporating encaustic paints in their artwork while others are just discovering the medium for the first time. In this instructional video produced by Enkaustikos®, you will learn why encaustic painting is so enticing to contemporary artists and what makes it different from other mediums.
Artist, Kathryn Bevier will open your eyes to a variety of techniques that can be accomplished with encaustic paints and mediums. Kathryn will walk you through what Hot Cakes® encaustic wax paints are and explains what you need to get started. She begins her painting demonstrations with the most basic techniques of color mixing, fusing, and texture building. Kathryn clarifies how to utilize those encaustic-specific products such as Slick Wax® to clean your brushes between color changes and wax medium to apply a basecoat on your substrate. As the video continues Kathryn moves on to more unique techniques like carving, collaging, glazing, printmaking, and even shows how encaustic can be used on ceramics and larger paintings done on standing easels. No matter if you are a beginner or a professional, you will find the demonstrations and advice invaluable. Watch the video in its entirety to get an overview of encaustic painting and then, go back to the chapters featuring your favorite techniques to help develop your own skills. You will gain insight on how to use Hot Cakes® encaustic paints in your own artwork and improve your confidence when it comes to this fascinating medium!
Running Time: 1 hour 6 minutes