This shows the process of inking and printing large encaustic collagraphs Traces & Transits 1 & 2 that were later mounted on panel to become paintings. You can see the paintings in the Sold Works Archive.
This documents the transformation of my studio, a newly built garage that came with the house I purchased from 2001-present.
Transferring a graphite rubbing on tracing paper of my painting surface onto a fused wax surface. How some of my Glacier Atlas studies are made.
Each layer of encaustic needs to be fused to the surface to ensure stability. I do this with a heat gun, blowtorch or iron. In this short clip, I am fusing a large piece with a domestic sized iron.
See very step of the process from start to finish in this slide show.
Lecture by Art Historian Ronald Bernier, PhDWentworth Institute of Technology, BostonDistinguished Faculty Lecture SeriesOctober, 2011
Lecture by Physicist James O'Brien, PhDWentworth Institute of Technology, BostonDistinguished Faculty SeriesOctober, 2011
An overview of the process.