Monday, March 18, 2013

Painting portraits in encaustic

beginning loose charcoal drawing on oil primed, milk paint board

Finished piece.
 I am photographing each step I make while painting a portrait in encaustic. This is for my planned book, "Painting Portraits in Encaustic" I will be including the palette, tools and fusing methods that I use. I do not want my figurative work to look like an oil painting. I love the texture and luminosity of encaustic and I want those qualities to speak in the portraits.