Encaustics is a medium which has been around since ancient times. The medium is usually made with beeswax which must be heated in order to apply it to panels.It is a unique medium with excellent permanence and a special luminosity which I find irresistible.
As a painting is developed,each layer of paint must be "burned in" to the layer below to ensure proper adherence of layers. I find the process to be extremely satisfying. Materials can be embedded into the wax and dimension can be added through scraping and incising with a variety of implements. In short, it is a very tactile, almost sculptural medium.
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