This is an original encaustic painting, using both encaustic collage and background painting. The seed pods and hydrangea blossoms were grown by me, as part of last year's harvest.
Composed of paper collage, lunaria seed pods, seeds, dried hydrangea blossoms and a painted background of naples yellow, layered with a white mulberry paper, I melt layers of encaustic wax to seal everything into place. The bottom portion of the encaustic is a pale blue/celadon green combo of encaustic that mimics the ocean's tides.
Once dry, 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! The encaustic also dries to a warm, see-through, almost buttery yellow glow and reveals a soft beeswax aroma.
Title: Drifting into Shore
Medium: Encaustic Painting
Size: 18"x24"x 1" thick
This piece was done on a hand made birch plywood panel that I made myself.
The sides of this piece are 1" thick.
The images show the piece both hanging on the wall and an up close detail.
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.