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« on: August 03, 2009 06:37:36 AM »

This is my first encaustic.  It's 8 x 8 and I mixed the "paint" myself with beeswax and oil paint.  I just hope I haven't been breathing in all sorts of toxic fumes as I've been working.


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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2009 09:46:10 PM »

I love the look of encaustic, nice job! I didn't know one could use oil paints with encaustic, I assumed the color came from colored wax. I'd like to try coating my paintings with wax but fear that the wax will melt under gallery lights.

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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2009 12:14:49 PM »

That's an interesting question.  Gallery lights can get very hot - but I don't know if they are hot enough to damage artwork: encaustic, watercolor or fiber.  I'm hanging this one to see if the wax will fall off the panel.  For now that's my biggest concern. 
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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2009 08:49:29 PM »

Parisgirl,
What an IMPRESSIVE first encaustic!!!
It's beautiful! Love the colors! I see a variety of techniquest that you successfully employed here!
Well done! Can't wait to see more!
Curious to hear about how the process went for you!

Please read about safety when doing encaustic...you need cross ventilation!
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