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What is Encaustic Painting ?
Encaustic painting (from the Greek: “burnt in”) was the ancient method, recorded by Pliny, of fixing pigments with heated wax. It was probably first practiced in Egypt about 3000 bc and is thought to have reached its peak in Classical Greece, although no examples from that period survive.
Pigments, mixed with melted beeswax, were brushed onto stone or plaster, smoothed with a metal spatula, and then blended and driven into the wall with a heated iron. The surface was later polished with a cloth. Leonardo and others attempted unsuccessfully to revive the technique. North American Indians used an encaustic method whereby pigments mixed with hot animal fat were pressed into a design engraved on smoothed buffalo hide.
A simplified encaustic technique uses a spatula to apply wax mixed with solvent and pigment to wood or canvas, producing a ridged, impasto surface. This is an ancient and most durable medium. Coptic mummy portraits from the 1st and 2nd centuries ad retain the softly blended, translucent coloring typical of waxwork effigies.
In the 19th century, Vincent van Gogh also used this method to give body to his oil pigment; the Neo-Impressionist artist Louis Hayet applied encaustic to paper, and it was used by the U.S. painter Jasper Johns for his iconic paintings of maps, targets, and flags. Coloured wax crayons have also been used by modern painters such as Picasso, Klee, Arshile Gorky, and Hockney.
painting." Encyclopedia Britannica. 2010. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 03 Dec. 2010 <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/438588/painting>.
Where can I find encaustic paints either locally or on web ?
There are many places globally that sell quality encaustic paints. A quick search on the web will lead you to many in country sources as well as several leaders in encaustic paints. We recommend Amazon.com for the best in encaustic paints:
Where can I learn more about getting started with encaustic painting ?
This all depends on the way in which you learn. Some artists learn by formal education, self-education, watching videos or by just jumping in and practicing until you get it right. A quick Google search will lead you to many forums, books, formal education sites and You Tube videos (such as the one below).
Are there any specific books that Artistbrushstrokes.com recommends for learning more about encaustic painting techniques, encaustic paints or required tools ?
We have researched the most widely used encaustic painting books on the market and put them right here at your fingertips.
Does Artistbrushstrokes.com sell brushes specifically for encaustic painting ?
Absolutely. Our manufacturer has over 80 years of experience has recently developed a set of high quality encaustic painting brushes that are designed for you to apply all of your encaustic painting techniques.
To learn more about our exclusive encaustic painting brushes, please visit our Encaustic by Dynasty brushes web page.
Dynasty Encaustic Brushes
Encaustic by Dynasty brushes were specifically designed to meet the needs of encaustic painters globally. The Encaustic by Dynasty brushes were manufactured to ensure high performance and durability. This new line of encaustic brushes are backed by over 80 years of quality manufacturing experience by Dynasty. The brush hairs, ferrules and handles have been carefully selected to ensure that encaustic painters can apply a variety of painting techniques with each use.
The Encaustic by Dynasty brush styles include black bristle oval sash, white bristle flat grainier extra long, gray bristle grainer (blend), black bristle grainer (firm), white bristle grainer (soft) and bristle & ox blend.