encaustic wax painting

On Sunday afternoon, Australin artist Julie Andrews was kind enough to teach Emma Hollins and I how to paint with wax. The wax is painted onto boards of wood in layers, then worked using a blow torch to create various textures and effects.
Below are some of the results. To see more photos from the day, see Emma’s blog.

Encaustic wax painting by Alice Thatcher. Based on flocking and porcelain.
Encaustic wax painting by Emma Hollins.
Encaustic wax painting by Julie Andrews.

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