Original encaustic and mixed media painting done on a 8" by 8" cradled wood board (3/4 inch thick). This painting has hooks and wire on the back and is ready to hang. It looks great as is but can also be put into a frame (no glass though).
A number of techniques were used while making this painting including painting/fusing/layering beeswax and resin onto the wood, burning wood shellac into the wax, embedding objects into the wax (Korean newspaper), and carving into the beeswax with a metal incising tool, and filling the ridge with oil stick. Many layers of wax were used to make this painting.
If you would like to combine this painting with another 8x8 painting in my shop, just convo me and I will give you a discounted price.
This painting is regular $85 on sale for $70
About encaustic painting:
Encaustic is the medium which consists of molten beeswax, resin, and pigments that are fused after application into a continuous layer and fixed to a support (wood) with heat. This achieves a lustrous enamel appearance.
The word 'encaustic' comes from the Greek and means to burn in, which refers to the process of fusing the paint. Encaustic paintings can be polished to a high gloss, molded, sculpted, textured and combined with collage materials.
Encaustic is also the most durable of artist's paint and an excellent investment. This is due to the fact that beeswax is impervious to moisture. Because of this it will not deteriorate, it will not yellow, and it will not darken.
Encaustic paintings do not have to be varnished or protected by glass. If your painting looks dull, or gets dirty it can be wiped clean with a soft cloth dampened with water and buffed to a high shine.