Encaustic Paintings

I have really wanted to branch out with my art lately I have always wanted to try Encaustic Painting (hot wax painting).   A couple weeks ago I came across a tip on my Facebook Newsfeed put crayons in a hot glue gun to melt colored wax.  This week I finally decided to try the melting wax with a hot glue gun.  I am not going to lie it is fun and I was able to get quite a bit of detail to the painting.

I started with the leaves (you can see the glue gun in the background).

I started with the leaves (you can see the glue gun in the background).

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I added a tad more shadow on the leaves. I then did the brown center and the shadow for the leaves.

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I added the yellow on the leaves

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This is really where is started coming together by adding the white for the highlights.

Sunflower

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