experimenting with encaustic monotypes

Last summer I saw Paula Roland demonstrate her amazing encaustic monotype technique at the National Encaustic Conference. Since then I've been doing some monotypes of my own and am in the process of building a pair of hot boxes to be able to work bigger. I've mostly done small pieces but just recently did a series of banners - encaustic on kozo intended to hang in middair. It feels very freeing and spontaneous compared to my usual highly textured and built up pieces. Here are two such. Red/orange is 12” x 25.5” and 4 blue squares is 12” x 29” – both are encaustic and oil pastel on kozo.


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