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Pansy : Wax on Wood :: Posted by: Hazel on October 15th, 2013

Wax on Wood : Pansy

New Painting : Encaustic on wood

If you have read my blog before you will know I have recently started to paint using some wax paints from R & F Handmade Paints, this post shows how I have my studio set up when working with these paints on a wood panel. This is a different paint from the wax blocks I use on my gloss card pictures, this new pansy painting has deeper layers of wax too and can take several months to cure and fully harden.

Painting a Pansy

I was inspired to paint this picture, as we come into Autumn here in England and see the winter pansies come into their own, bringing some colour to the garden.

Demonstration

I thought it might be fun to take a series of pictures as I worked on this piece, which is an 8 x 8 inch wood panel, which I prepared with encaustic gesso and masking taped the sides to keep them clean.

Below you can see my work area and how I use the hot plate as a platte as I work with the wax, layering wax with brushes and fusing with my hot air tool, then added some fine detail with my heated stylus …….

The colours of this are amazing I think you will agree ?

Pansy original art

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2 Responses to “Pansy : Wax on Wood”

  1. Julie Says:

    Hi Hazel Thank you for showing us ‘you at work’ and your blog, it was very interesting. I definitely agree that the colours are amazing and so vibrant. It’s a shame that the photo doesn’t show the texture but you just have to buy one to appreciate that! Julie

    Date posted : October 15th, 2013 at 12:28 pm
  2. Donna Lee Says:

    How fun!!…..so wonderful that you can share Winter Pansies…we get too cold too fast for that in the US Midwest…Spring only but I love them! What temp do you keep your hot plate? I never had much luck with that. I guess I haven’t found a happy medium on the thermostat. I really love your sharing…..and your work!

    Date posted : October 15th, 2013 at 1:11 pm

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