Encaustic painting (the art of painting with wax) is a relatively simple process that produces highly impressive results. Encaustic Workshop, Artistic Techniques for Working with Wax introduces the art of encaustic painting, the tools and supplies needed, and more than 25 step-by-step techniques for delving into this layered medium.
Techniques include adding pigments to color the wax, "layering in" papers and fibers, and adding foils, photos and carving, as well as other non-traditional techniques such as carved stamps, alcohol inks, and rub-ons. Complete projects show readers in a step-by-step format how to combine the techniques to create a more complex finished piece. A bonus gallery offers additional inspiration.
Author Patricia Seggebruch is self-taught and has been painting in mixed media and encaustic for a number of years. Her work has appeared in gallery shows in central Michigan, which was her home from 1999–2004, and in Washington State, where she now resides.
Unique styles of mixed media Seggebruch has explored include watercolor under encaustic, acrylic as a basis for oil, and pastel worked into a watercolor collage. The nature of her work allows for experimentation and interplay of materials without getting caught up in any limitations of medium, style, or discipline.
While keeping her own work in progress, Seggebruch also teaches workshops and holds demonstrations in the Seattle and Portland area. She has been teaching through Sitka Center for the Arts in Oregon, ArtFest Port Townsend in Washington, Mendocino Art Center in California, as well as through her own studio since 2007.
Author — Patricia B. Seggebruch.
Paperback. 128 pages with 250 color illustrations.