Melting waxy loveliness

Who knew going to my yoga class that morning that I would make a connection for waxy goodness? Linda was carrying a box of honey that her husband makes and was selling them to people in class. I asked her what he did with the wax and she told me that they usually threw it away. I told her that I would be very interested in buying whatever wax he had and explained that I use it to paint with.

Here is some of the wax that I remelted and added damar resin to make my medium. Look at the colors, aren’t they amazing and so different.

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Yummy encaustic wax

I am so excited to belong to a small group of encaustic artists called the E-Hive. We are exploring Judy Wise’s Hot Wax Workshop E-Course and making assignments each month as sort of an encaustic bookclub. This is really going to help me gain more experience using encaustics. I highly recommend Judy’s course, the information is extensive, organized beautifully with lots of videos and a thorough list of questions and answers at the end listing resources with links. Worth every penny and then some!

This month’s E-Hive assignment from Kristina is nature. This is what I started with using several of the techniques from the workshop including excavating, intaglio, cavo-relievo, texture and glazing.

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It was just too white for me and after I made my new medium, I decided to add a layer of the greener color. What do you think?

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Falling Into You

18 Comments Add yours

  1. Cheryl says:

    Kathie, I love this! I have Judy’s DVD. Need to spend some time with it. I have some friends that have bees…I’ll need to have a talk with them. 🙂

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    1. Why don’t you do this with us, Cheryl. I will tell you what the assignment is each month and you can post it on Facebook and I will share it with the other Ehivers. Please, this will be fun!

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  2. Betti Zucker says:

    I adore your work. The hand made yellow waxy goodness truly was a fabulous choice. It made your work sing creatively.

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    1. Thanks, Betti. I think it made it zing, too.

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  3. H says:

    I so enjoyed seeing your work in person. You really have a sophisticated eye for recreating beauty out of found, old, rusty stuff. The wax process is really an interesting dimension.
    I found the other box of stuff I had meant to bring. I’ll get it the mail soon.
    And i love my new bolsita.
    We had a wonderful visit, thank you.

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    1. We loved having you here, Holiday. I am happy that you love your purse, let’s see a picture with you wearing it on Facebook. Thanks, too, for the nice words about my work and especially for garage hunting with me.

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  4. Ooooh – the new golden tone made this perfect!

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    1. Thanks, Susan, I think it made a difference, too.

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  5. Linda Todd says:

    The gold tones remind me of sweet thick honey. Thanks for showing me how you incorporate bees wax into your art. Love it!

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    1. No, thank you, Linda, and your husband, too. So glad we made the connection!

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  6. steven wellman says:

    Very interesting. And beautiful. Lucky

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  7. Amy Persons says:

    This positively glows. I can only imagine how lovely it is in person.

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    1. It’s even more beautiful now that Bob has framed it.

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  8. decorartuk says:

    Very interesting method, Kathie. Love the result!

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    1. Thanks! I am anxious to get back in the studio and play with some of the other wax I made, too..

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  9. Mmmm, I can smell the wax. What a score finding a very local source.

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    1. I know, right? Hope you are or did have fun at the conference.

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