Before Going on to this piece I wanted to give you a little information on some of the definitions of items, mediums utilized to make this piece, along with a little history.


This piece is an “Encaustic Piece”...


Encaustic painting is using pigments mixed with hot wax to paint onto a surface. In this case, on an ampersand cradled wood panel...


Encaustic comes from the Greek word meaning to heat or burn in... melting the beeswax and varnish to fuse the layers of wax.


Encaustic paint is a wax based paint composed of beeswax, resin and pigment, which is kept molten on a heated palette. It is applied to an absorbent surface, (with paint brushes and tools specified for encaustic use) and then reheated in order to fuse the paint.


Encaustic can be polished to a high gloss, carved, scraped, layered, collaged, dipped, cast modeled, sculpted, textured and combined with oil.  It cools almost immediately, so that there is no real drying time, yet it can always be reworked.


The full course for this artwork contains 4 "art in action" videos that average about 10 minutes each. There are additional images, text instructions of the process and a list of recommended art supplies. Access this course and one other as a part of the "Paintings, Poetry and Prose" series. Sign up with the link below to gain access. The course is only $45 one time.


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