Richmond Reads: Encaustic Wax Painting Demo
A 2021 Richmond Reads program!
Join artist Maureen McMahon as she demonstrates the art of painting with encaustic wax. Maureen will use a pancake griddle to heat pigmented beeswax!
What does “encaustic” mean? Encaustic is a Greek word meaning “to heat or burn in” (enkaustikos). Heat is used throughout the process, from melting the beeswax and varnish to fusing the layers of wax. Encaustic consists of natural bees wax and damar resin (crystallized tree sap). (from The Museum of Encaustic Art)
About the artist: Maureen McMahon creates a peaceful outlet for creativity for others…through art. She teaches classes at Flower City Arts Center and the Honeoye Falls Mill Gallery. Acrylics, encaustic wax, and printmaking with gelli plates. Maureen enjoys teaching all ages of ambitious minds. Her paintings of local scenes and still lifes, as well as abstract paintings hang at the Honeoye Falls Mill Gallery.
For more information about Maureen, visit http://cdgapaintnstitch.com
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