Wow, its been waay too long. I did spend time at Hylla's master class for encaustic monotype - THAT was fantastic. Not just the learning,
but the food,
the whole shebang. OMG!
If you ever get the opportunity - you must take a workshop from Hylla. This one had complete access to papers and paints (no extra charges). You could work and work and work and experiment and experiment and experiment. Absolutely a must do if you want to understand a new technique. It was fantastic.
Not only was the class fantastic, but the marvelously highly pigmented encaustic paints Hylla makes (Evans Encaustics) are the bees knees! So much pigment that you can make several 'bars' of paint from a single popsicle.
Here's some pics of the works I started during the class:
Le Puy en Velay
Remember - ALL of these are encaustic wax. Not pastel, not printing ink, but wax printed onto paper. Definitely different than painting - actually it was so wonderful I'm hoping for a 'hotbox' so I can make many more!