Aug 29, 2016

WORKSHOP SALE! And Archived Wax on Wednesdays for You !

Office duties today as I wait ever so patiently for the air conditioner repair man after what had to be the hottest weekend of the year with no air. But, 91 degrees in our downstairs did not stop us ! We made puppy pop ice cubes , and had good fun with an early morning 5k color run at the park for Reagan's  dance studio  on Saturday. 

 I was the color helper , she was a runner/ color receiver but we were all covered with a beautiful rainbow in the end. Who would want to run a 5k any other way really ? 

I am gearing up for the fun Fall Art Walks at the downtown studio !
My current series are these encaustic monotype scrolls on beautiful Japanese papers. 

I am in complete love with the way the bees wax saturates these papers , and the takes in the color so richly. 
They actually feel delicious !
partial shot of my messy fun , You don't get to see the whole mess :)

 Workshop Sale !!!!!

The workshops go on sale 2 times a year 
 If you have been wanting to dive in and try some workshop fun this is your chance!
Bogo Sale 
All workshops are Buy one Get one half off ! 

( buy one workshop at regular price and get another workshop of equal or lessor value at 50% off ! ) 

There are now 13 workshops and tutorials to choose from !
All workshops have lifetime access with no time limits or expiration dates! Work, Play and Explore at your own pace. Enjoy your creating time (even at 2 in the morning :) 

Encausticology Image Exploration Workshop

All workshops are self paced with 24/7 access. You can also email me directly at any time with questions for as long as you like after you are in the workshop :)
How to Create Beautiful Broken China Jewelry Workshop 

You can see the details for all of the workshops by clicking on the online workshop page at the top of the blog, or 
to go to my Etsy shop Primology. 

Encausticology Collage Workshop
The coupon code for this sale is BOGO2016 . Simply type this code into the notes section of the paypal order or convo me via etsy and  I will be refunding  the sale price directly after purchase.  

How to Create Beautiful Boho Etched Bullet Jewelry Ebook /tutorial 

Encaustic Mini Mask Assemblages Workshop 

Birds of a Feather Solder Together Workshop

Encaustic and Metal Journal Journey Workshop 

"Fly " Let the Journey Begin ... Assemblage Journal Workshop

Solder and Spice ! workshop 

How to Create Beautiful Broken China Jewelry Workshop 

Encausticology Collage Workshop

Come join the creating fun !
(as always , if you have any questions feel free to email me at any time at 

Wax on Wednesdays ! Archived Videos for You 
I am now in the process of archiving all of the Wax on Wednesdays! Youtube video series for you here on the blog ! If you go to the Wax on Wednesdays! page at the top of this site, it will take you to a directory of the youtube series.  You can click on the project you want to see,  and it will take you to that weeks blog post with a list of the supplies I used, and the video. Now you can easily find your favorite Wax on Wednesdays video , or explore some more that you have not yet seen ! As of this post they are listed in chronological order , and I have the first 20 out of 60 up for you. It is a slightly tedious process that I will be finishing up this week :)

Blessings to you,

Aug 24, 2016

Wax on Wednesdays! "Moonlight and Moondalas" Encaustic Painting Shellac Burn Techniques

I recently picked up an oil bar by Windsor Newton in the stunningly beautiful color French Ultramarine . That deep rich color inspired this new mini series called 
"Moonlight and Moondalas" 
The shellac burn encaustic technique is definitely one of my favorites to work with. It seems as though there is an endless amount of discovery in this process . The organic movement of the shellac and the wax together are always amazing to me. 
The last couple of minutes of footage of this weeks video somehow got corrupted, and I was unable to extract it from the camera. The last 2 steps that I did to these pieces that are unseen, are adding the silver leaf to the stars in piece #1, and dry brushing the edges of piece #2 with white encaustic medium. I  then rubbed  on some Sennilier gold oil pastel to the raised dry brush texture  areas with my finger . Pretty simple stuff really, but would have liked the entire footage to show you. 

You can easily see from the details in the photos what I added on there at the last. 
Materials Used this week 
masonite hardboards
white encaustic medium
amber shellac
clay tools
heat gun 
silver leaf sheets
gold Sennilier oil pastel
French Ultramarine Blue Oil Bar Windsor Newton

 If you would like to view the video directly on the youtube channel click 

 If you are enjoying the Wax on Wednesdays! video series please like and subscribe to the channel ! :) 

And  for more in depth coverage of this and other  encaustic techniques, there are now 7 self paced encaustic workshops to choose from ! Just click on the "online workshops" page at the top of the blog. 
Blessings to you,

Aug 17, 2016

Wax on Wednesdays is Back !

Back after a busy summer ! 
Lots of dance and some fun with friends for Ms. Reagan and ABSTRACTED workshop fun for me .
Today is the first day of school for ms. Reagan which made it perfect timing for an all new Wax on Wednesdays !

These last few weeks were also spent helping Ms. Reagan with her summer projects for school including 4 art projects. She chose encaustic for all 4 of them ! ( I did not influence the decision at all I promise you ) . These are what she created. She had to do a still life, and a portrait, for 2 of them . I will post the others next week. I was just present in the back ground for safety, and any technical questions that needed answering . 

 Her still life encaustic and oil sticks 
Her portrait .  She embedded  the encaustic flower from the scrapings of this weeks 
Wax on Wednesdays ! video :))

Wax on Wednesdays !
Excavating the Color Within 

Ok, now on to some wax on Wednesdays fun with all new techniques for you !
This weeks project was done with over 45 layers of wax. 

Each layer was fused after it was added. It takes some patience, but well worth it when it come time to carve back in to all of that beautiful color. 

Supplies I used this week:
10x10 birch cradled board
encaustic medium 
Handmade encaustic paint
natural brushes
heat gun 
clay scrapers

If you would like to view the video directly on the youtube channel click here 

Hope you had a wonderful summer !
Blessings to you,

Jun 25, 2016

Abstracted Online Workshop

 Just a few more days until the 
workshop begins !
I am very excited to get started on this journey with you !

If you would like to see the details and /or register to begin with us on July 1st,
simply click the "online workshops" button at the top of the blog , or my Etsy shop.  
We will be working in encaustic , watercolors, oils, ( sometimes mixing it  all together ) and yes even acrylics! (not with the encaustics of course :) 
We will be doing lots of exercises to loosen up , and get 

painting ,


 Painting !!!

An abstract floral series I have been working on, I am loving this particular color palette with just a lovely hint of coral, greys , and this light sap green. 
These are now available in the Etsy shop !
I haven't had a lot of finished originals in the Etsy shop , so I have been trying to be good lately and get some listed. 

 My new studio buddy in training is 4 months old today ! 
He has his final shots coming on Friday and he should be good to go
 anywhere and everywhere :)
And , yes he has a LOT of wrinkles LOL. 
Blessings to you , and have a wonderful week !

Jun 22, 2016

Wax on Wednesdays ! With One Single Color

Working with other mediums I feel often gives me a fresh perspective,
 and new ideas when I come back to encaustic.  
 Usually it is with mediums that "play nicely with" encaustic , such
as oils , soft pastels, inks, watercolors, etc. 
 But, there is always the draw of immediate satisfaction and gratification of using lots of wonderful paint at once with
 This is a small series of original abstract florals  that is now available in my Etsy shop here:

Wax on Wednesdays! One Color Palette 

 The most common question I receive from those artists getting started with encaustic revolves around the expense of building your collection . Encaustic paints do tend to be on the pricey side and the bigger the painting the faster they go ! 

Well what if I told you you could walk right in to your art store and buy just one encaustic color along with white and get started painting !
In this weeks video I demonstrate what you can do with just one encaustic paint color , and white. 
You can still create layers , lots of contrast, depth , and interest with just one color on your palette! 

If you would like to view this weeks video directly on the Youtube channel click 

Just one more week!
 until ABSTRACTED online workshop begins! 

"Renewal"  available on Saattchi  art 

To see details for this workshop click the "online workshop" button at the top of the blog , or visit my Etsy shop. 

Blessings to you,