Sunday, April 3, 2011

"Entry" ( encaustic)

"Entry" , 8x10",  is a good example of  "wax doing it's own thing". I use oil paints to create the images and colors after priming the board with beeswax mixed with damar.  I love giving up the control and patiently waiting to see what will happen within the layers of wax. Mixing oil paints with wax is sensitive because the linseed oil will keep the wax from hardening. You must dry out the oil on a paper towel to drain out the oil over night before using it on the wax. I have done encaustics on paper and canvas,  but prefer using it on a cradle board for security.  I will continue to learn and practice this wonderful process. This is at "The Little Gallery", Smith Mountain Lake. Priced at $90.

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