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Bee Vintage Honeybee Painting Encaustic Art Beeswax Proverb

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The bee is more honored than other animals, not because she labors, but because she labors for others. - St. John Chrysostom. Ah, and labor, she does! The little honeybee flies hundreds of miles and visits millions of flowers to create just one pound of honey. She does this for all her little sisters that are yet to be born. What a wonderful world inside a beehive!!! This painting is created with beeswax and is created to look well loved with age.
Beeswax, damar resin and oil paint on a professional wood cradle/canvas. Signed and ready to hang.

Size: 5x7 inches (13x18 cm)

I carefully wrap and protect each piece to ensure it arrives safely. All work is shipped Priority Mail within the US, which ensures delivery within 2-3 business days.
What is Encaustic?
Encaustic is an ancient technique where beeswax and damar resin are melted together to create a medium that can be used in a variety of ways. Layers of encaustic medium are painted on sturdy substrate, usually wood, and each layer is fused together with heat. Encaustic gives an ethereal feel and has a beautiful luminosity.

Will it melt?
Beeswax has a melting point of around 160 degrees so it's not necessary to keep it in a cool room, however, it's recommended to keep it away from heat sources such as fireplaces and heaters.

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I use beeswax from my own organically/naturally maintained hives. You can read more about what inspires my work here: http://www.etsy.com/people/michellepryorart

Bee Vintage Honeybee Painting Encaustic Art Beeswax Proverb


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: beeswax, encaustic, oil paint, wood
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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