Friday, January 1, 2010

A New Artistic Journey Begins

Misty Morn by Angie Cook
Yum, the sweet smell of melted beeswax fills the air as I follow my bliss discovering how many of my favorite art forms can be applied in this medium. I can DRAW or PRINT into the warm wax; PAINT by blending colors on the hot plate or with oil sticks or oil pastels over the top of hardened wax (then heat to adhere to layers below); SCULPT by building up thick layers and modeling/carving into them; and best of all: COLLAGE all my favorite "finds" into the composition by embedding under sweet little blankets of wax.

I'm hooked! Now my studio looks like an extension of my kitchen with the hot plate, muffin tin, and crockpot. I don't know where this journey will lead, but the experience thus far is very worthy of continuing the experiment.

Pins and Needles by Angie Cook

Blue Trees by Angie Cook


  1. Angie!! Encaustics and a blog too! Wonderful stuff!!!

  2. I love it! I was just thinking today that it is time to start my own are inspiring me to do it! I will enjoy learning from you and seeing your art as well.

  3. Thanks Martha and Linda. I'm just in the experimental stages of the art form but encaustics may become a "keeper" in my art-options list.