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This is an original encaustic painting, combining oil painting, encaustic painting, and encaustic collage. Using oil paint, I gave this panel a solid turquoise colored background. I then applied cobalt and white encaustic paint and heat set it onto the panel. Once dry, I then applied the red balloon shapes and strings, which I hand cut out of paper, and sealed with a clear encaustic wax medium. The encaustic creates a natural matte finish, which I then buff to an ultra soft, sateen sheen. The melting/layering nature of encaustic creates a finished surface that is somewhat uneven; thick in some areas, while thinner in others...it has a true feel of handmade in each piece!

Title: Up in the Clouds
Medium: Mixed media encaustic
Size: 8"x8"x 1" thick
Date: 2012

This piece was done on a kiln dried, warp free birch panel. The sides of this piece are 1" thick and painted in a bright, gessoed white. Please see additional pictures for a close up.

Wired and ready to hang!

Signed/dated on back.

All images copyright of Ali Herrmann and cannot be used without my written consent. All artwork is signed and dated with the year on the reverse side of the image and comes with a certificate of authenticity with your date of purchase.

Up in the Clouds, original encaustic painting


Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: oil paint, birch panel, encaustic medium, encaustic paint
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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