Warm up with encaustic painting

I am jumping out of my wintery, felt-lined boots with excitement!  I have signed up to take a encaustic painting class at the end of January with Jan Yates.  It has been a couple years since my last encaustic classes so I am really looking forward to painting with this medium again.

Here is a sample of one of my pieces which I display on a shelf in my living room.

In this piece I used tissue paper, buttons, oil sticks and wire.  There are approximately 7 or 8 layers of wax in this particular piece.

Jan Yates is a plein air artist, inspired by Canada's own Emily Carr. She sets up her easle, paints and canvas outside (in all weather) and paints what she sees at that particular moment in time.  Daylight or lack of, changes the look of the landscape which changes the mood and feel of the painting.  
 Check out her blog at  www.janyates.blogspot.com 


  1. I was so considering taking an encaustics class, but the prospect of driving to Fort Erie after dark wasn't too appealing...Hope you have fun at Jan's!

  2. I'll be sure to post some photos from the class.

    Thanks Azra.


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