Waxing in the Sunshine is my kind of Mother’s Day

I wait for the good weather to come to the PNW before I make my encaustic art.  Mostly because there’s not a suitable space inside our house for me to stretch out and turn up the torch.  And that’s okay because we are having a beautiful spring with plenty of warm sunshine and breezes to move the fumes up and away while I am working (playing) in the yard.

The art class I chose for this spring/summer is taught by Stephanie Hargrave a local Seattle encaustic artist and teacher.  Through Carla Sonheim’s Silly-U we are learning “Intro to Encaustic Painting.”   I’m really enjoying the layout of this course as we are receiving 4 weeks of information spread out over nine weeks so there is plenty of time for practice and absorbing all of the material.

wax set up porch

So while I was playing in the Mother’s Day sun this past weekend, I explored simple exercises with layering base medium and observing the behavior of one opaque and saturated (full strength) color of wax paint.

wax outdoors

But, I could not resist the lure to move ahead and blend more colors and natural objects from my surroundings.

Cedar and Sage on panel resized

I created this mesmerizing piece I am calling “Cedar and Sage.”  I am loving the feel and the flow of natural waxes and resins, blended with color and the natural textures of the Earth elements.  Perhaps over the Summer I will create an entire body of work expressing this dance that I love with Nature and Encaustic Wax.




close up cedarsagewax


About Jeanie Anthony

Living a Creative Life, deep in the woods of wonderful Washington State.
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One Response to Waxing in the Sunshine is my kind of Mother’s Day

  1. I love the textures and colors! I thought I left a comment before, so when I came back to look at the work again, I wanted to be sure to comment. Encaustic has a way of taking art to another dimension. It’s amazing!
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