Re: Cafe Michaelangelo ~April 2016~
Mmm you can use pastels with beeswax too...but no idea how that goes as yet. You can use brushes to lay on wax and you can put wax on paper OK but it tends to buckle ... the paper can be straightened by gluing to a rigid support...thicker paper, wood, etc. Many painters using encaustic colours use wooden panels. I have only dipped a little toe into the wax, so to speak, so I cant give much advice. If you want to try it you can melt childrens wax crayons to get a feel for if you'd like to do more...
Robin, as for internal artstuff...I really have no idea where I am going a lot of the time. It started out that I wanted to be imaginative or intuitive in order to get away from a very ordered thinking background in social sciences. That's the main reason I don't do realism much. But I switch back and forth, or dilly and dally, between the 2: realism and imagination.
Often I wish I 'knew' what I was doing or where I was going with the art, but maybe it would be better to see it as an adventure into the unknown...rather than trying to tie it down (as the scientist side of me would love me to do).
Have a great May holiday folks!!