Each encaustic 'painting' begins life as a white piece of cotton fabric. Fiber reactive dyes are applied to the fabric and the resulting 'landscape' is glued to a wood panel.
To prepare the encaustic medium, I melt together beeswax and damar resin - a hardening and stabilizing agent. Once cooled, this mixture is then reheated to approximately 225 degrees F and applied to the fabric surface. As the wax cools, it is smoothed and manipulated to create interesting textures.
Some paintings contain laser printed photographic images which are either burnished or embedded into the wax surface. Additional encaustic medium completes the process. A light buffing creates a wonderfully luminescent painting.
Contact me to inquire about purchasing one of these beautiful encaustic pieces.
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