Demonstration of encaustic wax painting

 

The demonstrator, Phil Madley, gave a very interesting and entertaining demonstration. After talking about the history of wax painting and showing numerous examples of his work he demonstrated the use of different tools (with not a paintbrush in sight).

Some photos of the demonstration are shown below.

 

 

Dashing away with a smoothing iron!

Detailed work with an electric pen

Using an electric paint stripper

After adding some silver wax

 

Phil Madley with one he painted earlier.