The liquid or paste is then applied to a surface — usually prepared wood, though canvas and other materials are often used. The simplest encaustic mixture can be made from adding pigments to beeswax, but there are several other recipes that can be used — some containing other types of waxes, damar resin, linseed oil, or other ingredients. Pure, powdered pigments can be used, though some mixtures use oil paints or other forms of pigment.
Hoffers’s demonstration was part of an encaustic painting exhibit, LAXWAXART, a chapter of the International Encaustic Artist Association, at the WAV (Working Artists Ventura) Theater Gallery, in Ventura, CA and included encaustic artists Melissa Lackman, Robin Tripaldi and Deborah Lambert.
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