Saturday, December 31, 2011

"Until You Know Rose" 30"x30" Encaustic Portrait-Janet Amundson-Splidsboel

This is an example of thinking a painting was done and then a few days later realizing I simply had to make changes to it.  This is the final 30"x30" encaustic painting and now I accept it as completed.  This is Rose, and the painting is still entitled, "Until You Know Rose."   The melting wax under the propane torch makes facial features a special challenge.  -Janet Amundson-Splidsboel


  1. Beautiful painting. I understand the challenges of painting figures in encaustic.

  2. Please tell me more. You must also do encaustic painting, I would like to know more about your work.

  3. I have been working in encaustic for 13 years and teaching workshops for about 6 years here in beautiful San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. My personal blog is: and the workshop blog is:

    I used to live in Ashland OR and saw my first encaustic painting in Portland about 14 years ago and fell in love with the technique. Portland is a beautiful city and full of wonderful artists as is San Miguel.

  4. Ezshwan, I am happy to know you. Your abstract encaustic on your site is stunning. It makes me want to try an abstract. Yours really speaks to me.

  5. Janet! I love how you handle encaustic to create such beautiful and feminine paintings! Each painting is a delight and I enjoy following your blog to see what is new and to read about your thought processes and goals!

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  6. Beautiful painting.You must also do encaustic painting,

  7. That is beautiful. I love the bright color and soft rendering.