Photo from 2000, painting in encaustic.
During my last year at university, I received a grant to study encaustic painting, an ancient Greco-Roman technique of painting in wax. I continued working in the medium for a few years, then turned to cyanotypes as they were more portable for my travelling lifestyle than cumbersome kilos of wax painted onto wood panels. But since settling in here, I've considered starting working in encaustic again.
Last week, before I accepted a position as Visual Arts Facilitator at Colour My World, I worked out a studio schedule that would still allow me to produce work regularly. But most of my studio time will be during evening hours, well after prime cyanotype time. I've considered spending evenings painting cyanotype "negatives" for a new series, but will only be able to print two days a week, so have been searching for another medium to use at night. Encaustic fits the bill perfectly, but will have to wait till I get my supplies shipped from Mom's basement in Minneapolis.
Today I found Deanna's blog. She's an encaustic painter in Texas, and kudos to her for painting with hot wax in that weather.
Other changes due to a restructuring of my life & time: this blog will now be updated once a week, instead of Monday-Friday(ish). Priority at this point - aside from my work at the center - has to be on making work and figuring out where to hang it (aside from the plaster walls of my studio).