Flowers in Gouache & Gel Pen

Bach Flower Remedy Designs

People have been asking me lately how I create my highly textured flowers in beeswax encaustic (like the ones is 'Wildflower Crush' and 'Midnight Garden'). I find a great way to loosen up to draw flowers is to grab a sheet of black cardstock and a few Moonlight Gelly Roll pens. They are amazing because they pop on the black background. Then I either grab a gardening book or make up flowers from my imagination. I painted these three for a project I'm working on to Illustrate the flowers in Bach Flower Remedies.  They were part of a really fun girls' art day at fellow Asheville artist, Lori Portka's beautiful studio.  I am planning an online encaustic painting class in the future where I explain the process of making my beeswax flowers. Sign up for my mailing list if this sounds fun to you! :)