Welcome to this week’s Podcast!

Art for Life Podcast by Gallery’s Choice
Episode #2: Beeswax and Bok Choy

Welcome to episode #2 of the Art for Life Podcast! Check out our show notes below for helpful links to the recipes mentioned in the show.

Missed our first episode? Check it out below!

Show Notes:

In this episode we will introduce you to the wondrous world of painting with beeswax! you will learn the difference between hot (encaustic) and cold wax mediums and discover how to use these in contemporary work. Sharing tips on how to get started, you will soon to be busy as bees painting with wax!

Episode #2: Beeswax and Bok Choy.

This is the Art for Life Podcast by Gallery’s Choice, and I am your host, Rose Jarecki. Gallery’s Choice’s Art for Life Podcast series. Meant to explore the creative side of life by sharing tips techniques, inspirations and recipes with the goal of living well.  Whether you are an artist, an artist wanna be, a regular Jane or Joe Doe, with some time to kill, I promise there is something in here for all of you. We will talk about our business and how to be a great career creative. We will get you started if you never, or you never knew you could. And we will share anything we discover on the topics of being healthy, happy and wise…

Are you looking for a way to artistically display some mementos from last summer’s vacation?  How about a painting collage? Or think scrap book page on a wall. Or maybe you are tired of traditional oil painting and want to go beyond Bob Ross and try something a little different this time, abstract maybe, impressionism or impasto, direct to canvas. If you’ve never tried painting with wax than listen this week’s episode is for you. We are here to take you in a new dimension.

If I say the word “encaustic” chances are 90% of you won’t know what I am talking about.  Mention cold wax, and I may lose even more of you.  Even if you are familiar with these art terms – would be able to describe the difference between them?  Probably not.

Now if I say “oil painting” – most all of you will give me a nod of understanding. We are familiar with the masters’ work in oils and have seen contemporary paintings in this medium.

Today we will explore the difference between hot and cold wax painting and discuss why you might enjoy exploring one vs. the other.  In addition, I’ll share my personal experiences learning about the exciting ways of incorporating bees wax with oil and other materials to take creativity to a new level. And if you’ve never tried it – painting with wax can be a bit intimidating.  This episode is for you!  We can demystify this amazing media and get you going.

This week we are featuring Beeswax and Bok Choy.

  • In this episode we will explain the difference between hot and cold wax paintings
  • We will discuss how to use wax with your favorite other painting materials
  • And introduce you to some simple crafty projects you’ll be eager to try
  • We will give you some practical tips how to choose your wax medium  
  • And how to get started on your own wax medium projects…

Click here for a .pdf of the full transcript.


Wax Painting Examples

“Dove” in Cold wax by Rose Jarecki
“Waterspout” Encaustic by Rose Jarecki

Can’t wait to get started in Cold Wax?
Click the button below to get the Cold Wax Studio Check List

Culinary Arts:

If you joined us for our first episode you already know that Bill and I are committed to the goal of increasing our “food literacy” by researching and sharing our new found understanding of eating fresh foods. So each week this season, we will be sharing what we discover about one fruit or vegetable that we never tried before and share our discoveries with you. Hope you enjoy this culinary artist side of us and get inspired to eat healthy and enjoy fresh flavors!


Veggie of the Week: Baby Bok Choy!

Click below to get recipe!


This episode was self-sponsored by Gallery’s Choice. Gallery’s Choice is a family-friendly art and gift gallery with a hands on art focus. Featuring the stained glass art of Rose and Bill Jarecki, the art gallery is home to more than 75 local area artists in a variety of media. In it’s 16th year of operation in the Downers Grove, IL area, the gallery teaches classes for young and old at all skill levels in glass art, including stained glass, fused glass, mosaics; fine art, drawing, painting (watercolor, oils and acrylics), and jewelry including metalsmithing, silver clay, and enameling. For a full line up of current classes, check out https://galleryschoice.blog/gallerys-choice-classes-and-events/

Special Recognition:

Royalty free music and sounds in this podcast were sourced from the
YouTube Audio Library
with special shout out to the artists of this episode’s featured tracks:
“Your’re There”
“Stacy and George”
The Mini Vandals

Recommended Articles