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This is a beautiful 8"x8"x1" encaustic painting on wood is ready for hanging. The edge is painted gold. Encaustic painting is a technique in which beeswax, pigment, and tree sap (damar) are used to paint with. I melt my colored wax in tins on a griddle and use the griddle as my palette for mixing colors. I then paint in hot thin layers, fusing one layer to the next with a hot torch.
Encaustic painting was developed by ancient Greek shipbuilders who used hot wax to fill cracks in their ships. Soon pigment was added to the surface of the waxed hull, and thus an artform was born. Encaustic paintings from A.D. 100-125 survive today in the form of head and shoulder wax portraits set into mummy casings in Greco-Roman Egypt.
To care for an encaustic painting, handle gently and dust or buff lightly with a soft lint free cotton cloth. Refrain from storing in high heat or a freezing environment, or hanging in prolonged direct sunlight. Most importantly, enjoy!!!!

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  • Materials: beeswax, damar, pigment, oil paint marker, color pencil, acrylic gold paint, wood, wire
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Favorited by: 3 people