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Encaustic Art: The Complete Guide to Creating Fine Art with Wax by Lissa Rankin

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From the author: "Encaustic turned out to be the perfect medium for my work at the time, and my exploration into the medium turned into a book I wrote Encaustic Art: The Complete Guide To Creating Fine Art With Wax. As a surgeon, I had to be perfect in the operating room. There was no room for error, no tolerance for mess. But in the art studio, hot wax dripping on my clothes and the floor, unpredictable accidents on the painting surface, etched lines gouged into the smooth surface like a knife on skin, and the freedom to be imperfect and spontaneous was exactly what the doctor ordered. I always said that medicine was my hemorrhage, but art was my transfusion. While it's possible to paint with encaustic in a methodical, orderly fashion, I prefer to let the molten wax lead me, rather than leading it. Every time you apply heat to the surface, the surface changes - more delta. Choosing a medium that encourages such spontaneity, such free form play, such gleeful mess, was precisely what I needed to make art that reflected my inner story, a story of transition, transformation, and healing. It's kind of like life - it's all more inspired, beautiful, and fun if you just surrender to the flow."

Encaustic Art is a complete resource for artists who wish to learn to create fine art with wax. It features step-by-step techniques with easy-to-understand instructions and detailed illustrations, stunning examples of encaustic works of art (including sculpture), along with practical advice and thoughtful aesthetic observations from more than 60 professional artists working in the encaustic medium.

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From the author: "Encaustic turned out to be the perfect medium for my work at the time, and my exploration into the medium turned into a book I wrote Encaustic Art: The Complete Guide To Creating Fine Art With Wax. As a surgeon, I had to be perfect in the operating room. There was no room for error, no tolerance for mess. But in the art studio, hot wax dripping on my clothes and the floor, unpredictable accidents on the painting surface, etched lines gouged into the smooth surface like a knife on skin, and the freedom to be imperfect and spontaneous was exactly what the doctor ordered. I always said that medicine was my hemorrhage, but art was my transfusion. While it's possible to paint with encaustic in a methodical, orderly fashion, I prefer to let the molten wax lead me, rather than leading it. Every time you apply heat to the surface, the surface changes - more delta. Choosing a medium that encourages such spontaneity, such free form play, such gleeful mess, was precisely what I needed to make art that reflected my inner story, a story of transition, transformation, and healing. It's kind of like life - it's all more inspired, beautiful, and fun if you just surrender to the flow."

Encaustic Art is a complete resource for artists who wish to learn to create fine art with wax. It features step-by-step techniques with easy-to-understand instructions and detailed illustrations, stunning examples of encaustic works of art (including sculpture), along with practical advice and thoughtful aesthetic observations from more than 60 professional artists working in the encaustic medium.
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