Encaustic Art - A wax painting technique
Encaustic painting: warm liquid wax kaleidoscopically flowing, weave brilliantly colored forms, structures and textures - out of which an artistic creation can emerge. This selection of pictures exemplifies the diversity of possibilities within the technique.
Encaustic painting dates back to antiquity. Characteristic of this art form is the melting and fusing of a picture's components into a solid, colorful, durable wax surface. Many examples of this magnificent early art form, particularly those from the Greek and Roman eras, have survived. Their vibrant colors, unchanged to this day, can be seen in The British museum in London among other collections.
Examples of Encaustic painting technique
Limited technology for keeping the wax in a fluid state was probably one main reason for the disappearance of this art form in the eighteenth century. Modern technology has now provided an unlimited assortment of simple tools with which to create encaustic paintings. Other utensils for the creation of larger surface or minute details are only as limited as your imagination.
Laara B. Rhine is a renowned painter in the Netherlands. Bringing new life to this art form has stimulated her exploration of this medium for the past thirty-six years. Her watercolors and encaustic paintings are regularly on exhibition. She has been facilitating workshops for many years. Some of her well attended workshops explore the technique and potential of encaustic art while others focus on various other watercolor and general painting techniques.
No previous experience in painting or drawing is required. Participants can expect a solid basis and practical experience for their own creations. An open heart and a willing mind can result in much enjoyment, skill and success with this ancient, nearly forgotten technique.
Laara is available for courses in this technique at locations in The Netherlands. If you are interested and can offer a venue, please contact us. Please consider a subscription to our newsletter to be informed about up and coming workshops or webinars.