Tag archive for Encaustic

Upcoming Show: Wax Libris II

My artist book, Illuminations, has been selected for inclusion in Wax Libris II, an exhibit of contemporary encaustic artist books to be held this summer during the Fourth Annual Encaustic Conference at the Montserrat College of Art. My work will be displayed alongside these other…

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New Work: A Book with No Words

A Book with No Words. Altered book with encaustic & mixed media. © 2010 Haley Nagy. A Book with No Words is an experiment into what happens to a narrative when the text is removed. Specifically, I covered the words from this book in multiple…

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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: Concealment Series

Concealment Series. Encaustic & handmade cotton paper laminate. © Haley Nagy. In my new work the fusion of encaustic and hand papermaking is used to explore the idea of the “hidden”. Read on for my mini-artist statement… As an artist, I am very interested in…

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New Work: When the Bow Breaks

When the Bow Breaks, Encaustic & Mixed Media, 5 x 7, © 2009 Haley Nagy. SOLD. When the Bow Breaks was created for the upcoming Book About Death exhibit in New York. In the spirit of mail artist

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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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