Encaustic painting is an ancient art form that incorporates melted beeswax, damar resin, and pigment. It seduces with its translucent brush strokes and depth of field. This is achieved through multiple layers of hot wax that is melted to 200 degrees on 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. Multiple layers of wax with natural resin are added as the work progresses. Graphite, charcoal, watercolor, pastel, ink, oil paint, and paper can be incorporated into this process.


Art is for sale unless otherwise noted. Commissions accepted. Contact me via email for details.  Thank you for your interest!

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24x18 encaustic mixed-media on 1.5 cradled wood panel.