Pascale Thovex – MPO Experience

Monday, 17 June 2013 by

25 years of painting courses in a paint shop directed by Brigitte Depraz who has been graduated from “les Beaux Arts”. Painting courses in paint shop in Rome or Moscow too. Since I discovered the encaustic painting with the contemporary painter Phililpe Cogné, I have devoted myself to this technique by seeking to document or

Michael Bossom on Encaustic & MPO

Monday, 17 June 2013 by

My encaustic journey began in 1986 and my life took on the molten creativity of the medium itself. Since then many lives have been changed all around the world by the information shared and encouragement to explore that I have tried to give. During this time the understanding of what the mediums of encaustic process

When applying heat always do so while in motion and on a low setting as demonstrated in the following pictures. Never overheat by insuring that the temperature remains below 65°C (149°F).

MPO™ is best applied in thin and evenly spread layers at room temperature. Applying several layers one on top of another is a great way to achieve colorful effects, tones texture & patterns. Advanced users will appreciate more complex creation by learning to carve and shave through multiple layers.

Mastering color saturation using MPO™ is key to controlling the transparency, translucency and luminosity properties of each layer applied. Thus whether you are using dry powdered pigments or oil based paints remember to add your pigment/paint in small incremental quantities as to attain the desired effect while not over saturating. Fig. 2.1 & Fig. 2.2:

Typically a palette knife should be inclined in a way that the tip (edge of blade) meets the substrate at about 45°.

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Fig. 1.1 & Fig. 1.2 demonstrate a comfortable and supple grip that allows excellent control over tip pressure and application angle without strain or discomfort.

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For best results and to fully take advantage of the malleability and pliability properties of MPO™, it is recommended that you acquire tools as the ones shown on the right.

Here are some of the most commonly used supports – untempered masonite – tempered masonite – canvas board – plywoods – as well as watercolor paper,clay,glass, also very compatible with  MASTER PASTE ORIGINAL®               Birch plywood     Cradled birch boards

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