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Encaustic Art Classes in Loudoun County, VA

Encaustic Art Classes in Loudoun County, VA

Learn the exciting ancient art of encaustic painting in two workshops offered by a professional encaustic studio located in Loudoun County, Virginia. Anne Stine Fine Art Studio offers two encausitc painting classes with personal instruction from an experienced encaustic artist and the opportunity to work with professional supplies and tools ... Read More
 
How to transform a garage into an art studio

How to transform a garage into an art studio

I’ve been tossing around the idea of creating a serious studio space for a long time. The days of cramming my supplies and worktable in a corner of a room were coming to an end. I desired real space to work on big encaustic paintings, teach classes and take my art ... Read More
 
Video: Learn How to Make Encaustic

Video: Learn How to Make Encaustic

In this YouTube video, you’ll learn more about the process of making encaustic mediums. Do you love encaustic painting? If you really love it, you may want to learn how to make your own encaustic medium to save money and always have medium on hand. I’ve created this video to ... Read More
 
How to get started in Encaustic painting on a budget

How to get started in Encaustic painting on a budget

Encaustic painting is all the rage right now but the cost of supplies can be daunting for beginners. I added encaustic paint to my mixed media inventory two years ago and  saved on essential art supplies by getting creative with my choices. Now that I’m completely addicted to the medium, I feel comfortable investing in supplies. Here’s the “insider” ... Read More
 
Here’s a Quick Way to Find Inspiration

Here’s a Quick Way to Find Inspiration

Are you frustrated with finding inspiration for your next creative project? Grab your iPhone and sneakers and READ ON. In this blog, I describe my process of finding inspiration on a five minute walk on the beach in Emerald Isle, North Carolina. One of the complaints I hear from beginning artists is how it’s so difficult ... Read More
 
How to Kill the Mental Bully and Start Creating

How to Kill the Mental Bully and Start Creating

If you are struggling with creating, you may be under attack from a mental creative bully. Here’s how I overcame my mental bullies and am now living a prolific artist’s life. And, you can too. I know something about bullies. I was verbally attacked by a bully in high school several times. The hateful comments burned in my heart and ... Read More
 
TOP 10 Summer Art Fairs in Mid-Atlantic Area

TOP 10 Summer Art Fairs in Mid-Atlantic Area

Feed your Creative Soul this Summer Summer is a time of enjoying outdoor events — barbecues, pool dates, walks on the beach. Make sure to add art fairs to your list of “where to go” this summer to feed your creative soul with color, design, and conversations with artists. Keep Art Alive in Your Area ... Read More
 
Discover a old/new art medium at your local art show: Encaustics

Discover a old/new art medium at your local art show: Encaustics

When I mention I work in encaustics, I get that puzzled look. My listener usually heard it as,  “I work in toxins”. “Toxins?” they say, “Isn’t that dangerous working with toxins?” Then, I explain it’s beeswax and we move on. WHAT IS ENCAUSTIC? Here’s the scoop in a nutshell. It is simply paint made from ... Read More
 

My Encaustic Painting Tutorial on YouTube

Thanks to the technological expertice of my 11 year old, I’ve created a painting tutorial! See how I use encaustic wax, watercolor, and oil stick to create a koi fish mixed media painting. As a primarily self-taught artist for the past 20 years, I’ve had to learn from many sources. YouTube tutorial videos introduced me ... Read More
 
Painting a mixed media memorial collage: the creative process revealed

Painting a mixed media memorial collage: the creative process revealed

Beginning the Painting This blog is about the creative process I went through as an artist to create a mixed media collage memorial painting of my father. There is a lot of thought that goes into creating a mixed media memorial collage. If it’s your own family member or loved one, the journey can be heartwarming and ... Read More