What is Encaustic?

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What is Encaustic ? The word encaustic comes from Greek and  means “to burn in”, after being applied, is fused by heat to the artwork’s surface. Its unique properties allow encaustic to appear Molten or solid, translucent or opaque, smooth or textural, thick or thin, shiny or matte,. It can be polished to an enamel like lustre or used with subtlety to create muted but illuminious surfaces. It can also be modled, sculpted, textured, or combined with collage materials. Encaustic is heated wax and damar resin combined with pure pigment for color.  Brushed on or poured onto a wood substrate, … Continued

My traveling pastel studio art this winter

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I am back working in the studio in different locations at house sitting jobs. Luckily for all my friends I have great spaces to create in. Plus a quiet space with not many distractions.  With all the political stuff going on I need to go to a happy place which is creating art. This last couple weeks I am back again working in pastel in preparation for my upcoming show in July at Saviah Cellars in Walla Walla WA. I decided I better to get on it and get creating. My daughter Minden Hosni will be joining me in the two and half … Continued

What is Telamedera Fusion?

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WHAT IS TELAMEDERA FUSION? Origin What is Telamedera Fusion? I saw this technique on Oregon Art Beat one winter night. I was so inspired by the artist Alma de la Melena Cox and her technique that I ordered her book and decided to try it. Alma combined the Spanish words “tela” for fabric and “medera” for wood to express the combinations of vibrantly colored materials that make up this beautiful technique Telamedera Fusion. Collage Fusion is another word she uses for it. Listed below are some places you can get her book – Collage Fusion On Northern Light Bookshop On Amazon Alma Cox’s website   Supply list: … Continued