Archive for Encaustic

Encaustic Monoprints on Silk

I’ve been experimenting with new materials for my contribution to an upcoming Art on Track installation with my collaborative art group, 3 Blondes & a Bald Guy. The attached pictures show some of the results from my light tests on encaustic monoprints on chiffon. As…

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New Work: Illuminations

Illuminations. Flag book with encaustic & handmade cotton paper laminates. © Haley Nagy. In Illuminations I explore the notion of “the great silence of God” in an abstract manner. This flag book is comprised of densely fused, encaustic-handmade paper laminations, which glow when turned, like…

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New Work: Suburban Bird

Suburban Bird. Oil & Encaustic. 12 x 16. © 2009 Haley Nagy. I think it is finally finished. It feels like it is missing something, but I may just need to leave it alone for a couple of days and come back to it later….

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New Work: Icing on the Cake

Icing on the Cake. 8 x 10. Encaustic & Mixed Media. © Haley Nagy. The golden background, a luxury traditionally reserved for wealthy patrons, is juxtaposed with a “zero” birthday candle.

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New Work: Blowing Out the Candles

Blowing Out the Candles. 8 x 10. Encaustic & Mixed Media. © 2009 Haley Nagy.

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Encaustic 101: Image Transfers

Have you already read my tutorial on Getting Started in Encaustics and Making Your Own Paints? Have you already picked up all your encaustic supplies? Then read on…. Transferring images onto wax is easy! First, prepare your surface with an even layer of encaustic paint…

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Recent Work

Here’s a glimpse of what I’ve been working on for the last couple of months. This is a derivative work that came from working on a series, tentatively titled “Seen But Not Heard” which is comprised of portraits of homeless people. This is an example…

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Encaustic 101: Making Your Own Paints

Are you ready to make your own paints? Have you already read my blog on getting started in encaustics? Then read on! Step 1: Supplies. (You can find a great list of money saving options on my Encaustic Supply page). You’ll need damar resin, beeswax…

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Encaustic 101: Getting Started

Are you interested in painting with encaustics? Here’s where to start! Step 1: Education. Want to teach yourself? Buy and read “The Art of Encaustic Painting” by Joanne Mattera. This is the most accurate and up to date guide on encaustic painting that has been…

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Fused Expressions

Fused Expressions: November 1 to November 16 Opening Night reception from 7-10:00 pm. This is just a reminder to save the date for my group show with Texas Wax (encaustic painting society of Austin) held at at Bay6 Gallery in south Austin. 5305 Bolm Road…

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