The first Masterclass for Hochanda is coming along on August 12th at 11am. It is called Growing Landscapes and will show the build-up from simple A6 cards through A5 landscape and into more detailed A4 landscape. But exactly how the final piece will look is a mystery until the show itself. Encaustic art is such…Details
Sometimes it’s good to test out new tools and we have been looking at a new hot air gun. These are the first 4 test pieces – just to check that the heat and air-flows work and that the gun is stable and reliable. Testing out new stuff is always fun!
It’s Hochanda time again for Michael & Shona Bossom as they bring simple to start cards in encaustic art wax to your screens. But developing your ability is the pathway to greater success, so watch out for some great tips and inspiration on just how to do that. June 27th 2pm continuing at 3pm (2…Details
We’re back for a couple of hours over the carnival weekend at Hochanda. We’ll be giving away a couple of paintings too – one on each of the hours. Doilies (doyleys) and reflected castles are a couple of the topics, but also a peek back at the Ally Pally show – were you there?
Alexandra Palace April 9 &10th Taster Sessions in Encaustic Art On April 9th & 10th we will be at the Crafting at Ally Pally Show. There will be a table on our stand where you can book and have a taster go at encaustic art. No charge, just fill in a very small survey at…Details
Colouring-over 02 DEVELOP : Ceibwr, a Welsh land and seascape This is a continuation of the journey from Colouring-over 01 BASICS. Here you can see how to successfully approach the learning of painting techniques and create a satisfying result too, simply by colouring-over an inkjet printout on copy paper (absorbent paper). Some nice shots of…Details
In February the mood for fantasy work using the hot air gun took over and most of these images are the result. The two landscape images are done by colouring-over with the stylus, where an inkjet printed image onto copy paper is coloured-over with wax colours to create a fairly accurate painted image. See the video…Details
Back on Hochanda TV for 3 hours February 5th
Keeping up with the Jones’s is optional. Keeping up with today’s marching technology is not, so we have evolved our old HTML web site into a refreshed one, having a new modern face that works well on all devices. Desktops, Laptops, Tablets and Phones are all such different screen resolutions that the old fixed style of HTML…Details
Colouring-over: 01 Basics – it’s a fun way to evolve your encaustic painting skills. A great tutorial video lasting 13.5 minutes (bit of an epic!) that carefully explains and shows how to begin the fascinating and really rewarding hobby of colouring-over with encaustic art. Take a look – sorry it’s so long, but even then…Details