Images In Encaustic Art
by L. B. Spencer, Ph D
Each work is a one-of-a-kind original
Tea With Joan
shrimp color metal frame
ENCAUSTIC is a technique comprised of painting with individual applications of hot resin-reinforced colored beeswax that fuse together as they are applied.
If the painting surface is kept sufficiently warm, free
flowing manipulations may be accomplished while, if the surface is allowed to cool slightly, newly introduced colors
have less tendency to flow and therefore will stand separately, resulting in individual passages that appear more brilliant than others.
By fully exploiting these options very free and dramatic results can be obtained. Since encaustic paint is molten, it doesn't always go the way one plans. Spontaneity on the part of the artist becomes essential.
Ancient portraits attest to the fact that encaustic is the most durable artists' paint there is. It is impervious to moisture, will not deteriorate over time, nor will it yellow.
Encaustic Mixed Media
Black metal frame.
Encaustic Mixed Media on panel
No Frame Necessary