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I have been experimenting with encaustic for some time. Recently I did a two day workshop with Daniella Woolf at Warringah Printmakers Studio. It was great fun and I         learned a lot. I was a little worried that if I learned too much my images would lose some of the freshness that comes from not knowing what you are doing!

Most of my work in encaustic so far has been concentrated on combining encaustic with prints. The prints are most usually polymer prints, monotypes or lithographs on very    fine transparent or semi transparent papers. What most excites me about the medium is the same thing that engages me in making prints: the quality of the surface that can be achieved, and transparency. Since the wax seals the surface of the paper, one great advantage is that the work doesn’t have to be framed under glass, so that the surface can be appreciated. The richness of colour is another thing!

A five panel encaustic and print work.

Patterns of Text

Hidden text

Blue Text

Submerged Text


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  1. May 30, 2013

    Two of my very favourite artists! Thank you!

  2. May 30, 2013

    Reminds me of Cy Twombly, with a dash of Rothko. Nice 🙂

  3. August 20, 2012

    Your work is amazing, strong and colorful ! I’m looking forward to learn encaustic with you Anthea

  4. June 13, 2012

    Thank you India…it’s such an exciting medium.

  5. June 13, 2012

    quite delicious!

  6. April 5, 2012

    yes, I do remember you, Diana. Seems an age ago! thanks for your comments. it’s very much still a learning process with the encaustic.

  7. April 5, 2012

    These are gorgeous, Anthea. I am not sure if you remember me, but I remember you warmly from time at the PrintAU list. 🙂
    Diana Jeon, HNL, HI

  8. Jenni May #
    March 11, 2012

    Oh Anthea, these are so superb, beautiful surfaces and layers, Jenni May

  9. Richard Bevins #
    August 16, 2011

    nice work if you can get it and you can get it if you try…

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