DIY Solar Bees Wax Bleacher

After researching how to bleach bees wax without chemicals, I have built my own. So far I am very pleased with the result. I built it with spare parts I had around the house. The base is a spare worm farm module. The rest is from the top part of a dish warmer I bought...

The Stables WIP

This one measures 16” x 20”. This so far has taken me 18 hours including the original drawing. As with all my paintings I start off with pyrography as my under painting before I add colour using encaustic paint with my stylus. The Stables

Roadmaster

I completed the painting of the Roadmaster yesterday. Today it will take pride and place in the gallery. This painting is painted on a birch ply cradle board and measures 16” x 20”. As with all my work it is for sale and can be bought through several means. Direct...

I Get Asked Why?

I often get asked “Why bother adding colour to your wood burnt pictures, when they look good as they are?” I hope that this painting of the motorbike half done, shows why. I find the combination of the two mediums gives me a texture and result I can not get with any...

Roadmaster WIP

As you see, I have started to add colour to the bike. It is a slow process getting the colours mixed just as I want them. So far this has taken 31 hours, including the burning and drawing. Roadmaster wirh some colour.

Roadmaster With Colour

This is the way I add colour. The wax part of Pyrowax. At this stage I pick the colours I intend to use, even make new coloured blocks if need be. I use my encaustic stylus with an ink dip nib forced into the end. This allows me to get the fine detailed thin lines as...

Roadmaster

This one is one of my most challenging pieces. So far this has taken 9 hours. The size is 16” x 20”. With all the chrome and the challenging background, the burning alone will take at least 30 hours before I start painting with wax. All my paintings are done on a...