Encaustics

Encaustic painting has been around for centuries but has recently become more common. It uses heated beeswax and damar resin, combined with pigment, and is applied when warm (=melted) to a surface (often wood).  It can be moved around using heated elements (irons, torches, heated brushes) but otherwise stays put after it’s applied, as it cools quickly.   You add layer after layer of melted beeswax and end up with some really luminous colours, and depth of layers in paintings that are truly unique.

I’ve been working with encaustics since 2017 – sometimes mixing it with printmaking, photography, or setting it in repurposed barn wood.  It lends itself to incorporating found objects which I’ve collected from travels, and paper/photo elements – so much potential for exploring!  Check out more encaustics for sale online, as well as in-person at Woodland Studios in Stoughton WI, or contact me if you’re interested in asking about a commission.

Check out wikipedia for more info