News — Encaustic

CanwaxWest Waxing Poetic Exhibition & Awards

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Congratulations to all of the artists and award winners for the 2014 CanwaxWest Waxing Poetic Exhibition   Here is little video with paintings from the show and the award winners     Congratulations to all of the recipients2014 Waxing Poetic AwardsThea Haubrich Award of Excellence Bethany Handfield Bee Dreaming VII1st to Jane Bland for Storm on the Veldt 2nd to Mindy Rollins for Peeping Poppy 3rd to Carol Munro for Xeriscape #1Honourable Mentions: Carol Munro for Tritoma Linda Swales for Galaxy'Carala Leinweber for Homage to AfricaBarb Hofer for PoppiesMandy Rollins for Earth's CoreAlix MacDonald for Under the SurfaceJune Byard for...

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CanwaxWest Classes at the Shatford Centre in Penticton

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The 2nd annual CanwaxWest workshop series was a wonderful success. Teachers Shary Bartlett of Vancouver and Tracy Proctor of Calgary, both internationally respected artists, were vibrant, open to sharing their knowledge, and able to teach to a wide range of artists- from beginners to those more accomplished. All three workshops were sold out and jam packed with new tools and techniques for the students.   Major kudos to the CanwaxWest board: President Judy Byer, Vice President Bethany Handfield, Treasurer Linda Swales, Membership Mandy Rollins and Secretary Jan Kreut for all of your hard work and dedication over the past...

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Happy July Sale

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Happy July Sale!Please except this coupon for $5 off of $50 from now until the end of the month. Good for online, email or in person orders.Use coupon code: $5OFF$50RETAIL SALES ONLY 

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Happy Canada Day!

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  Happy Canada Day Everyone!   It sure was hot outside in the Okanagan today, but even hotter in my studio! I was making medium! I create my medium at an 8:1 ratio of naturally filtered white beeswax and damar resin. I can make other mixes to order. I have been using this blend for years now and love it for all of my encaustic applications: As a first layer for my paintings (more layers if going straight on wood) To thin heavily pigmented encaustic painting blocks To help create a sky when blended with other colours on my iron...

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Welcome to Exploring Encaustic!

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Exploring Encaustic is the retail arm of Bethany Handfield Creative Arts and Encaustic Supply Canada. We currently carry the full product line of Arts Encausitc painting tools and supplies. Bethany has been painting with these materials for 7+ years and will be happy to answer any of your questions and inquiries.   At this time we ship within Canada only and direct you to more stores for other countries: http://www.encaustic.com/internat/internat.html We hope that you enjoy using these products and have many hours of fun painting!  

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