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Encaustic; Where to Start.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BEGIN?
--------------THE ENCAUSTIC A,B,C QUICK LIST.
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A. PAINT
---1.--One large block each of Medium, White, and Black
---2.--One small block each of Primary and Secondary colors
---------(or option out secondaries for your favorite colors)
---3.--About 8 oz. of carnuba and beeswax
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B. TOOLS
---1.--Palette and Electric burner
---2.--Heat gun
---3.--Palette cups for each color
---4.--Hake brushes
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C. PANEL
---1.--1/2 in. thick birch, maple, or oak finished plywood 
---------4 x 6 in or 5 x 7 (or a comfortable size)
---2.--Small pieces of masonite for testing or practicing

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Revisiting old topics and filling in holes is quite a chore, yet a necessary one, one that will offer more quality information. For example: recent activity and questions surrounding hardboard and/or masonite, has directed our attention to fill in the blanks on that topic (currently under revision/addition), as well as, more about gesso (specifically encaustic gesso) and other topics (search the tabs), all are in the works. 

Prior years were to get as much general information as possible up and available- a starting point. More and more however, new topics are focused and detailed, and old ones will be getting revisiting; removing any possibility of confusion. 

I should point out that this is a one person operation (takes me awhile to get around to everything, ohh yeah, I should make some art), Anyway, where was I?, oh! one person operation..., even though I tend to refer in posts and topics as we, it is to remove the need to revisit things later when it really is we. All of this whilst working, making art, and whatever may be the case.

As always, I welcome any opinions, comments, and questions- simply contact me.

Thank you
Sincerely
Jonathan Parks