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Monday, January 21, 2013

encaustic paintings

Encaustic is a pure beeswax-based paint (comprised of wax, resin, and pigment) which is kept molten on a heated palette. It cools immediately, so there is not drying time, yet it can be reworked at any time. Since beeswax is impervious to moisture, it is extremely durable; therefore it will not deteriorate or discolor. Encaustic paintings do not have to be varnished or protected by glass. It is an ancient and highly versatile medium which can be polished to a high gloss with a cotton cloth. It can also be carved, scraped, layered, collaged, dipped, cast, modeled, sculpted, textured and combined with oil paint.

moon pearls
encaustic collage on birch panel // 2002 // 13x13x1"

white lace memory
encaustic on birch panel // 2004 // 12x9x1"

paisley wood
encaustic collage on birch panel // 2005 // 12x9x1"

encaustic collage on birch panel // 2007 // 8x8x1"

chalice one
encaustic collage on birch panel // 2008 // 8x8x1"

1 comment:

  1. Your blog is looking great, Alex. I like how you speak of encaustic and its values. So different from my Mexican wax way...makes me want to try it.


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