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Organic- original encaustic and mixed media painting

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About this piece:

Original encaustic and mixed media painting done on a 5" by 5" cradled wood boards (1 1/2 inches thick). This painting has a hook on the back and is ready to hang (or it can 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, embedding objects into the wax (stretched Hand Painted Silk Carrier Rods), carving into the beeswax with metal stamps, and fusing stamped muslin around the outside of the painting. Many layers of wax were used to make this painting.

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.

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Laura Van Horne

Organic- original encaustic and mixed media painting


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: encaustic paint, wood board, Hand Painted Silk Carrier Rods
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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