Encountering Encaustics workshop at Art Center of Corpus Christi, taught by artist and author Michelle Belto - Two of my experimental paintings shown here, each in three stages. Photos taken with iPhone.
First painting - I smeared a bit of magenta oil stick, drew with dry pastel and alcohol-based permanent marker, and embedded black lines of paint. Finally I enhanced areas by rubbing embossing powder onto the surface with my fingers; it is hard to see the silvery sheen in this photograph but it is there.
Second painting - I made an under painting, building upon multiple layers for some height. Next I applied a layer of white, then yellow. After that, I scraped back to reveal the colors underneath. Scraping takes plenty of "elbow grease", I remembered. Later, I used red carbon paper to add a few swirls.
I plan to utilize some of these techniques and materials for future encaustic work. So please stay tuned.