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Encaustic painting is an ancient art form that incorporates melted beeswax, resin, and pigment. It seduces me with its translucent brush strokes and depth of field. This is achieved through multiple layers of hot wax that is melted to 200 degrees an electric skillet. Each layer of paint must be sealed with a blow torch or heat gun.

My process begins with a detailed drawing that is mounted onto a cradled wood panel. I only use vintage photographs as a drawing resource- it is never put directly into my work.  Graphite, charcoal, watercolor, pastel, ink, oil paint, and paper can be incorporated into the process to form a mixed- media technique that suits me best.

 

Art on this page is for sale unless otherwise noted. Commissions accepted. Contact me via email for details.  Thank you!

Vaudeville Performer, 1926.

24x12 encaustic painting on a 1.5" wood panel with incised lines. SOLD