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I began this blog to chronicle my beekeeping experiences. I have read lots of beekeeping books, but nothing takes the place of either hands-on experience with an experienced beekeeper or good pictures of the process. I want people to have a clearer picture of what to expect in their beekeeping so I post pictures and write about my beekeeping saga here. Along the way, I've passed a number of certification levels and am now a
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Friday, May 17, 2013

Michael Young on Encaustic Painting

The fun lecture I went to at Young Harris was on encaustic painting with Michael Young, a delightful beekeeper from Ireland who is frequently a speaker at Young Harris.  Encaustic painting incorporates heat and wax to make paintings on photo-type paper.

It's hard to find the materials.  Michael Young said he got a kit at Michael's Craft Store, but they apparently no longer carry it.  Here are some retailers who carry encaustic paints.

At the end he polished the finished product with a cloth.  In Ireland, he said he would use a yellow duster (?)  From searching the Internet, these seem to be very soft 100% cotton pieces of yellow fabric, like flannel without any nap.

Below are some photos to show you what Michael did.

Supposedly below is a slide show so, if the slide show is there for you (Google+ no longer has slideshow capabilities for Picasa)  click on the photo to see the pictures larger and with captions.  I'll look for another service for slide shows since Google has let me down.


  1. I can't see the pics. :(

  2. The pictures don't show up on my iPad but they do on my computer. I'll see if I could just post them in the blogpost - there are so many - which is why I did the slideshow.

  3. Thanks Linda for letting us use your photo for our blog post and interview with Michael Young, we talk about Encaustic painting at the beginning.

    Looking forward to talking to you on the weekend...Gary

  4. He sure gets around! I went to one of his presentations last November here on the Isle of Man.


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