S Wax on Wednesdays has been such an exciting journey for me to be able to constantly put myself outside my box and really research what this wonderful medium of encaustic is capable of . There are so many mediums it can be compatable with. Endless possibilities when it comes to lending itself to artistic styles of painting, collage, photography , and sculpture. All of these endless opportunities for the medium have kept me excited about it for over 18 years now.
Sometimes though it feels good to come back to one's own self and just paint for the sake of painting in my own style . Furthering my own artist journey .
My approach to my abstract landscapes is always from a place of seeking light and a joy of color. I paint almost exclusively with my gloved fingers in order to keep my main goals intact. Put a brush in my hand and I will immediately obsess over detail and hard edges . I paint with my fingers to keep myself honest about the story I want to convey with color and light . It is a joy , a struggle, a journey .
I am always learning, discovering, working , hopefully evolving. I always begin on a white encaustic base of several layers on a cradle board fused flat. Sometimes I work exclusively with oil sticks, sometimes I use soft pastels , sometimes both in separate layers. If I used soft pastels I do use a makeup wedge as my main tool.
Supplies I used this week:
Each week I list the supplies I used in the video here on the blog for you so that you can see and easily find the items used for that week's technique .
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These are my go to colors for landscapes. I also use the "green gold" pigment stick which I could not locate on Amazon this week for some reason.
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Shari Replogle is an artist sharing her encaustic and other artistic adventures each week here on the blog and on Youtube. Her full line of workshops featuring encaustic and metal are on this site under available workshops.