Gay Schempp talks to Art Club students about encaustic painting (painting with wax), while installing her show
April 18 through May 16
Opening and Encaustic Demonstration
April 18th, 6:00-8:00pm
Join Gay on night of the opening for an encaustic demonstration
at 7:15 at 63 Main Street!
Gay will demonstrate her process with a number of bookmark-size paintings. Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. 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.