Encaustic Wabi Sabi

I have begun playing around with Encaustic Wabi Sabi and I love it! The process is very loose and energetic. I have been drying out Tazo tea bags and have discovered that tea bag paper is exquisite to use with Encaustic Wax. Also, you can see I have been using the tea labels! Since I am a colorist, I have decided my new body of work will focus on the powerful use of one color (of course this one color will have many complex undertones, underpainted layers, etc.) and the forms I paint will be simple, scratchy, overworked areas of dense color and layered tea paper. I hope you like it – I really do, and I have begun to save all my tea bags, religiously drying and emptying them for my future students to play with.

I am teaching an Encaustic Wabi Sabi one day workshop at our local arts center, FAVA, right here in Oberlin, Ohio, on Saturday, March 1st, 2014. Right on the heels of that workshop will be four Encaustic Workshops (Saturdays) where I will guide my students through anything our collective hearts’ desire! Take one or all! Really, shoot out to Oberlin, Ohio if you like! I’ll be here conjuring up a world of discovery in wax!!!!!

Thanks for checking in!



About Linda Lenart McNulty

I am an artist with a spirit to share, inspire and heal others through my work, which is currently exploring the Awakening of the Santos Cage figurative form in sculpture and intaglio painting. My quest is to channel art through Spirit, while bringing others into connection with their creative selves, using the joy of life, the gift of color and the discovery of form as vehicles to expression. Find me at: lindalenartmcnulty.com
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5 Responses to Encaustic Wabi Sabi

  1. I love it! Wish I lived near Oberon! See you in Tucson

  2. Lara says:

    Cool. Will any of the classes in Tucson include this?

  3. No, I’m just teaching this locally for now, but if you want to try encaustic painting,
    we’ll be doing that this year in Tucson as we make paintings and then transfer the techniques into the jewelry. I hope you’ll be there Lara!

    • Lara says:

      I had trouble deciding which of your classes to take. Not only did they all sound great, but you and Susan are teaching at the same times, making us chose between you! Finally made a decision, and sent my order in tonight. See you in Feb!

      • I know! I can’t believe Susan and I were scheduled at the same time! I’m sorry that made the decisions tougher! I’ll see you in February and we’ll all have a great time learning and laughing together…I DO love To Bead True Blue- I love the wonderful women, including you! See you there!

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