Category Archives: Books and DVDs

Encaustic Monotypes – Paula Roland, Artist

I came across this artist, Paula Roland while researching encaustic painting last week. What I saw amazed me, as I had no prior knowledge of this medium. Paula paints using what’s called a “hot box”, which is basically a large plate of anondized aluminum placed over a regulated heat source. The plate heats up enabling you to spread the encaustic paint sticks on the surface of the aluminum and then manipulate and shape the wax with a scraper, squeegee or knife. The final step is to take a piece of paper and place it over the melted wax and allow the wax to imprint the paper. What makes these images fascinating is the wax the oil in the wax creates this beautiful halo around the blotches of color when it bleeds on the paper. The images are sublimely beautiful and very organic.

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Paula also has a great DVD which talks about her process – looks like another “must have”! Here is an excerpt from her DVD:


Encaustic Artist and Author Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch

Keeping with my new fascination with photography and encaustic, I just purchased two new books by author and encaustic art Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch on Amazon. One is on the way and one is due for release the beginning of August 2011. She is a wonderful instructor and a terrific artist, not to mention a really nice person, too. Very generous with her knowledge. She also runs EncaustiCamps, which I wish I was nearby so I could attend. Check out her website at if you are interested in seeing her work.