Advanced Contemporary Portraiture with Lora Murphy / by Bethany Handfield

What an amazing three day experience I just had! Three whole days of painting with my fabulous CanwaxWest friends and being instructed by the glorious Lora Murphy. What a pure gem she is!

Lora taught us all how to make portraits using her set of encaustic paints from Enkaustikos. Her set contains a percentage of microcrystalline so the paints were thinned out with flexibility. We painted on board, paper, and gessoed canvas.

We were also treated to a range of mixed media products such as Ceracolours and Gamblin's Cold Wax.

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I highly recommend Lora to anyone wanting to learn portraiture. 

Tulip Heart created with encaustic & cold wax

Tulip Heart created with encaustic & cold wax

Tim Tweed the Splendid Bastard created with Lora's Enkaustikos waxes and Ceracolors

Tim Tweed the Splendid Bastard created with Lora's Enkaustikos waxes and Ceracolors