The bull-in-the-china-shop method of encaustic is nice for beginning experiments, however, I seriously need instruction from someone who’s been there because my newly invented wheel is incredibly square.
After three aborted drawings made the trash bin today, I had a creative breakdown and went to pick up some of the basics for encaustic. If any of the beeswax pros look too closely they’ll see a myriad of technical errors, however, I had a blast and after the frustrating studio day it was either this or chocolate.
The piece comes close to what I envisioned. Intuition said stop one layer earlier yet this version is still satisfying for a first timer. I enjoy the result of pushing the hot wax to create texture on the surface.