Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Year's End

Encaustic on cradled panel. 24x24x2"
Gooch Gallery, Hilton Head, SC.

Summer Sand

9x12x2" Encaustic on cradled panel.
pvt. collection

Monday, January 26, 2015

Encaustic Workshops

Encaustic Workshops with Chris Craft

Why encaustics?
Wax is an ancient artistic medium used originally to repair broken clay vessels and caulk boats.  By adding pigments and resin into the wax a paint was created.  Being non reactive to other materials, impervious to moisture & mold and instant drying, this medium is extremely versatile.

About the Artist.
Chris Craft is a fine artist with a long commercial art history. He has painted for most of his life in a variety of styles and media. But, encaustic abstract paintings are his passion where he experiments with color and sculptural texture. Craft layers the melted wax with different techniques, including actually painting with the flame. 

Sunday, Mar. 15th, 2015.
Art in the Dairy
   7701 Tuckaseegee Rd, 
   Charlotte, NC 28214
   (704) 287-4572
$110. (includes Art in the Dairy membership)
Contact Chris:

What you will learn:
How to make encaustic medium                
How to mix paints
Preparing your surface
Layering the wax
Using various tools
subtractive techniques
Accommodating mixed media
Various finishing techniques

Supplies needed:  (the first 3 items are the most important)
    (CJAS) Cheap Joes Art Stuff

  • heated palette (CJAS) or electric griddle (WalMart).
  • heat gun (CJAS) or propane torch (WalMart or Lowe’s).
  • R&F Starter Kit (CJAS, preferred for contents).
  • cradled hardboard panel ~8 x10” (CJAS). (included in starter kit)
  • a variety of cheap chip brushes. (CJAS, Lowe’s).
  • Encaustic Medium (CJAS).
  • oil pastels (CJAS).
  • oil paint for custom colors (CJAS).
  • small metal tins (CJAS) or empty tuna cans work.
  • variety of encaustic paint colors (CJAS).
  • carving and scribing tools. (loop tool, CJAS).
  • anything for mixed media; paper, wood, metal, etc.
  • cloth rags.

this list could go on but that will get you more than you will need for now.


If you have any problems with the buy now button, contact me @ (980)253-9171 or email.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Monday, January 5, 2015

Bayou cookin

Encaustic on cradled panel.
pvt. collection

Saturday, January 3, 2015


Encaustic on cradled panel.
pvt. collection

Looking Upstream

Encaustic on cradled panel
4x4x2"  2015
pvt. collection

Friday, January 2, 2015