On April 8, Cynthia Dunn-Selph demonstrated encaustic painting at the meeting of the Amador County Artists Association. She layered clear beeswax and pigmented waxes while embedding various found objects in between, creating a composition with depth. This technique requires a rigid and absorbent surface such as birch cradles, clayboard, or raw wood. Her palette consists of an electric pancake griddle for keeping the waxes between 180 and 220 degrees. Between layers she works with a heat gun for fusing layers, incising the wax and embedding objects. The finished encaustic shows the range of items that can be added to the artwork. Contact Cynthia at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about this technique.
There will be no demo at the next meeting on May 13 as Sharon Galligan will be critiquing artwork for the fair. Members are encouraged to bring one or more pieces to get an expert opinion prior to entering the fair in July.