Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch

PanPastel is featured in Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch’s books including “Encaustic Mixed Media” & “Encaustic Techniques: The Whole Ball of Wax” (F&W Publishing)

“I use PanPastel Colors in many different ways with my encaustic painting. The most deliberate use of them is to ‘blush’ or ‘tint’ the wax as I apply layers of medium (beeswax with damar resin) and color (pigmented medium). This blushing offers a new look to the coloring of the wax in that it is more diffuse and transparent; offering for more layering and depth development than is possible with just the pigmented wax colors.

I also love to use stencils and mask off areas, build the wax with these different resists, then tint the different depths of wax created in this method of application with PanPastel.

I am doing things very differently now that I’ve had the opportunity to fall in love with PanPastel! I adore the consistency of the pastels because they allow me fluid, soft blending on the cool encaustic layers that other pastels do not support.

PanPastel goes above and beyond the range of traditional pastels to offer a whole new realm of use either in and of themselves, or in conjunction with other mediums; as is the case for me with my encaustics.“ - Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch


About Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch

Patricia is an artist, author, instructor, EncaustiCamp and EncaustiKits creator. Her passion for sharing her creativity with others is at the heart of everything she does. Patricia’s books – Encaustic Workshop, Encaustic Mixed Media, Encaustic Techniques: The Whole Ball of Wax and Encaustic Revelation are available everywhere and two DVDs are available via FW Publishing and Creative Catalyst Productions.

Patricia and her husband John welcome guests & workshop participants to their Lexington, Kentucky home, OPENstudio, where they host artists participating in private workshops.

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Recent Posts:

Our latest Q&A is with New York City based artist Beverly Brown. We wanted to share her beautiful PanPastel paintings and to find out more about her creative process and why she uses PanPastel. Beverly used PanPastel Colors for all of the work shown below.

My grandfather was a painter, illustrator, and professor. I grew up sitting on his lap watching him draw. It fascinated me. I had an amazing (and patient, ha) art teacher in high school that nurtured my abilities and helped me create a portfolio that was awarded several scholarships to major art schools.

Lora Murphy was born in Ireland and educated in Ireland, USA and Italy. Trained as an oil painter, she now works primarily in Encaustic and mixed media. Lora teaches workshops in Contemporary Portraiture in Encaustic throughout the world and is currently working on an E-course, due to be released this year. She divides her time between Ireland and Denmark and maintain studios in both countries.

Our latest Artist Q&A is with Canadian artist Amy Hetherington of Headspace Illustrations.

We have been following Amy’s work on Instagram, and love how she uses PanPastel for her beautifully delicate nature inspired illustrations. So we asked Amy to tell us more about her work, and how she uses PanPastel.