Encaustic: A new adventure

Last week I had the opportunity to take part in an Encaustic workshop with artists Jeffrey Hirst and Lisa Pressman, at Jeff’s studio in Chicago.

It is a fascinating process, but in 5 days I was primarily consumed with trying to master the process/techniques of working with hot wax.  I made some progress, but have a LONG, LONG way to go.  The following are in progress experiments which I hope to complete this Fall (once I set up an area of my own studio where I can work with the encaustic materials). Each piece is 12″ x 12″.

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Artist, specializing in original drawings, paintings, and collages. View all posts by jbart3916

2 responses to “Encaustic: A new adventure

  • Sandi Kamuf

    I think your encaustics are amazing as they are, truly lovely! I’ve done some work with encaustics and tend to spend too much time worrying about air bubbles, I’d be happy to call any of these my own! Also love how abstract they are!


    • jbart3916

      Thank you! Yes, I find the technical aspects (i.e.: air bubbles, hot spots) to be a real challenge. Or maybe I should say that the challenge is to not get overwhelmed by those issues. I’m hoping that by putting in the time I can get a grip on the technical aspects of the medium and be better able to concentrate on the art itself.


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