We were lucky enough to have Melbourne artist, Marieke Dench here at 420 Johnston Street, giving one of her inspiring encaustics demonstrations. Marieke’s work is ideal to show off the incredibly high pigment load in r&f paints, as she uses colour in such a beautiful way.

Marieke explained the basic principles of encaustic, how to use its combination of beeswax and damar resin with pigments to create beautiful translucent layering. You can see this really clearly in her own paintings. She explained use of the basic equipment; rigid supports, the heated palette and natural hair hake brushes. One of the most important things we learnt was safe use of the gas burner to seal the surface. Studio safety is all important.

We were just able to cover a few other techniques, such as how to embed printed images, before time ran out. Everyone was left wanting to know more.

If you are interested in any of our free and paid workshops and demonstrations, please keep an eye on the website, and register for updates.

Julia Gorman 2015



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