Encaustic, Photograph, & Charcoal on cradled birch
12" x 12" plus floating maple frame
photo credit: National Archives; Gen. George Thomas and a group of officers at a council of war near Ringgold, Ga., May 5, 1864. 77-HMS-344-2P
Often referred to by viewers as my "carrot people," I love how these Civil War soldiers feel as though they are part of the Earth. The pale whites and grays where influenced by the winter landscape here in Maine.
Painted on a cradled wood panel with a custom floating maple frame built. It will come with hardware attached in order to hang easily. This painting is signed and titled on the reverse.
Encaustic painting is the use of beeswax and damar resin melted together and combined with dry pigments to create a painting medium. This paint is applied hot (not a cold paste) and manipulated with a direct heat source. This makes for a lovely layered and haunting image into which objects and photographs can be added.
I use only the finest ingredients and make it all myself from scratch which will ensure a long lasting painting. Living with and taking care of an encaustic painting is much like any other piece of artwork-- keep it out of direct sunlight and heat. You may want to take a clean white cotton rag and buff it about once a year, if need be (that will keep it shiny). That's about it!
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