Encaustic Art: The Complete Guide to Creating Fine Art with Wax

Encaustic Art The Complete Guide to Creating Fine Art with Wax With a history that stretches back to the hauntingly beautiful mummy portraits of Greco Roman Egypt encaustic art is now enjoying a renewal of popularity among artists and art lovers alike Today mus

  • Title: Encaustic Art: The Complete Guide to Creating Fine Art with Wax
  • Author: Lissa Rankin
  • ISBN: 9780823099283
  • Page: 183
  • Format: Paperback
  • With a history that stretches back to the hauntingly beautiful mummy portraits of Greco Roman Egypt, encaustic art is now enjoying a renewal of popularity among artists and art lovers alike Today, museums are staging exhibitions of encaustic art, workshops in the technique are thriving, and art collectors and dealers are assimilating encaustic art into their collections aWith a history that stretches back to the hauntingly beautiful mummy portraits of Greco Roman Egypt, encaustic art is now enjoying a renewal of popularity among artists and art lovers alike Today, museums are staging exhibitions of encaustic art, workshops in the technique are thriving, and art collectors and dealers are assimilating encaustic art into their collections and galleries The word encaustic is taken from the Greek and means to burn in In the encaustic process, pigmented wax is applied and then fused to a surface with heat The result is a broad range of surface effects and a luminous translucency that is unique to the encaustic medium Encaustic Art is a complete resource for artists who wish to learn to create fine art with wax It features step by step techniques with easy to understand instructions and detailed illustrations, stunning examples of encaustic works of art including sculpture , along with practical advice and thoughtful aesthetic observations from than 60 professional artists working in the encaustic medium.

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    1. Lissa Rankin, M.D is a practicing gynecologist and the founder of The Owning Pink Center in Mill Valley, California, which is dedicated to redefining what it means to be healthy, vibrant, and alive as a woman in the twenty first century from the back cover of What s Up Down There Lissa Rankin began painting in 1991, while in medical school and has been exhibiting her art in galleries and museums nationally since 2001 Trained as an OB GYN, she brings the energy and inspiration of her patients to the art studio from Lanoue Fine Art s artist profile for Lissa Rankin

    2. Reads well for the variety within its scope: studio/history/how-to and showcasing of practicing artists. Organized well also, with insets for some of the instructional items. I would have liked a bit more thoroughness at times in the instructional sections, as a beginning practitioner myself, simply to developing a better sense of the order of layering elements, as it's a key characteristic of the medium. Rankin is clearly enthusiastic and knowledgable yet very accessible in her own language. Ph [...]

    3. This thing is like a text book! Loved the format. Great variety of style and techniques of art. It made me much more comfortable to finally use the starter encaustic set I've had for awhile now. Excellent resource.

    4. This book is full of techniques and my favorite part was the numerous vivid examples of artwork. Very inspiring and I still leaf through this book on a regular basis. It's always near the studio table and is covered with little specs of wax, a tell tell sign that this book is loved. If you have explored some beginning encaustic techniques and are looking for something a little more advanced this is a good direction to travel in.

    5. Am glad I read this after I started using encaustic methods. I am finding that I took a very different approach than anything described here which means this medium has amazing potential for uniqueness. This book shows the diverse approaches that can be made with detailed descriptions, sources of materials and equipment. This is a perfect introduction to the method. .

    6. Very comprehensive view of techniques and styles. I would have liked a little more explanation of how some effects were created.

    7. This obviously isn't the kind of book one reads cover to cover. But I have followed many of her techniques and projects in the book, and have found it to be a very useful studio guide.

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