You want to set up your encaustic studio, yet don’t know where to start?

I’ve been very busy the last few weeks on my abstract encaustic pieces and the sea has been once more one the focus for my inspiration.  May she be stormy, chaotic, and calm or by night, I just cannot get enough of her to the point of obsession.  Yet I had to stop this week as I am finally planning to go to the Copper house in Dublin and have quality Giglee prints of some of my most favorite paintings, which will be available really soon on my website, how exciting!  Here are the works, I have chosen, I hope you will enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed creating them !

Ready to set up your encaustic studio,yet do not know where to start ?

The workshops have been going very well and I would like to thank you all for your emails.  One of the recurring questions I get from people is: where do you buy your tools and materials? this got me thinking and I did set up this new page on my website for those who are curious about encaustic materials or who wish to set up their own encaustic studio .You will find below a list of recommended and trusted products, books and tools which I use daily in my own studio, creation of artworks and workshops.

Please click on individual links to find out more about each product.Enjoy !

 

 

Recommended books

 

These are the books you can find in my studio, and they have been a never-ending source of inspiration for me and those who come to my workshops; I would highly recommend them.

 

 

Encaustic medium

 

Making your own encaustic medium is fun and very cost effective, using pure refined beeswax and damar resin. Follow this link for the short You Tube video where I show you how to make the medium. However, for those who do not have the time to craft it themselves, the R&F encaustic medium is of high quality and very user friendly.

 

Basics

 

These are the tools you can’t do without. I have also added my favorite blowtorches, each having its own use in the studio.

 

Tools & Materials

 

Please find below other tools you will need to create encaustic paintings

 

Pigments and pigment sticks

 

In order to color my encaustic medium I use pure powder pigments . One of my most favorite materials are the R&F pigments sticks, which are highly pigmented and which can be added effortlessly to your molten medium, try them if you can, they are divine to use and the colors are rich and vibrant. I have also added the Pearl Ex pigments which are beautifully iridescent and which can also be added to your encaustic medium.

 

 

Wood panels

 

I would recommend you get friendly with your local DIY shop and have MDF or plywood cut to size at a very affordable price. Alternatively, here is what you can find online.

 

 

Mixed media

 

I have also added this section to add materials used in mixed media techniques .

 

Do you still have questions?

I will be delighted helping you out, to the best of my ability of course ! You can contact me here. Here is the link to my website for the listing of resources

Do you want to be part of the journey and  find your flow? Are you curious about encaustic painting? Are you looking for something new to spark up your creativity this Autumn? Then I would love sharing with you my passion for encaustic painting !

Have a wondrous and creative week !

Don’t forget to share the encaustic love to anyone you would think may be interested into trying their hands at this amazing process and do not hesitate to drop me a line if you wish to know more!

Thank you all for your wonderful support and looking forward sharing this amazing process with you in the near future!

Isabelle
#firepaintwithme

 

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