Encaustic Painting in the Nude: The Naked Truth

The first thing you need to know about Encaustic painting in the nude is…it is ill advised. Hot wax and bare skin are not a great combination. The next thing you need to know is that this post is not about a Hot Wax Fetish.

Encaustic painting in the nude is a reference to an artist’s fear of the bare canvas.  Every artist I know is familiar with the pregnant pause of creativity. The stage you face after you have busied yourself organizing your workstation, preparing your materials and choosing your pallet. Each artist has felt that precise “now what?” moment staring into the bare space of an expectant canvas.

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