Category Archives: Encaustic Photography

Baby Portrait – collaboration with photographer Natasha Meyer

I am really excited about a new creative partnership with Florida portrait photographer Natasha Meyer. We will be bringing an exciting new suite of products to her photography studio clients through Citrus Creative PhotoWorks™.

These one-of-a-kind fine art pieces will be available as special orders in the following formats:

  • canvas prints with oil rub and/or cracquelure finish
  • hand painted prints on fine watercolor paper, rice paper or silk
  • facemounted prints on acrylic  with metallic standoffs
  • prints on fine art metals
  • encaustic portraits on wood board hand rubbed with oil paint or pastels
  • wood block collages, triptychs, diptychs and other dimensional mixed media collage pieces
  • image transfers on metal, wood, marble and glass

Top image is original image, bottom image is my rendering. Click on photo to see larger image.

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 pbsartist.com if you are interested in seeing her work.

Encaustics and Photography…a new love affair

I am afraid that I have caught the encaustic bug. Encaustic is the process of painting with clear or pigmented hot wax on a board. It has always fascinated me and now I have just discovered it can be used beautifully with photography and collage. Bought my first big chunk of beeswax and dammar resin this weekend and took advantage of the rainy days to try it out first hand. It is incredibly hands on to melt the wax, paint with it then use the heat gun to manipulate and shape the wax. I started with clear beeswax but I know next I will want to get some oil pastels or pan pastels to add color to the wax or rub on top of the wax once it cools.

It is an ancient art dating back to the Greeks and Romans. The finished works have a deeply layered and transparent appearance. It is a seductive medium but one that is not easily mastered. I have seen some great artists online that produce incredible work in this medium. They have inspired me to pursue learning more about the techniques and experiment with using some of my photographs with encaustic medium. Will post the results when I have some completed pieces.

In the meantime, here are two great encaustic artists whose works I love:

Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch: http://www.pbsartist.com/

Elena de la Ville: http://floridahotwax.com/