This abstract piece is created with beeswax and damar resin, mixed with oil paints, hot wax, papers, dried flowers and butterfly cut outs, fused together in layers, dripped, drizzled and crafted, and finished with delicate gold leaf layered into the top.
Amazing colour, depth and texture. Original and unique.
I saved an old tattered dictionary from going in the bin, it has the most beautiful text in it, and now use pieces of it in my work. There is a commentary running through this piece, it is quite different in places, from the dictionary, to musical notes, butterflies, flowers, gold leaf, another dance of life, so I encourage you to look at the detail pictures, and add your own interpretation, I know what it means to me!
This picture is 61 x 61 cm and 5.4 cm deep. Painted directly onto a wooden panel, which has been prepared using an encaustic gesso.
The picture has 'cured' (hardening process) for around six months and is ready to hang (or you can frame if desired). It will not melt, or be affected at any normal temperatures, but like all valued art, should not be hung in direct sunlight, or kept in extreme locations.
Being made with wax, I am always asked "Will it melt?!" The wax has a resin added to it, which raises the melting point. This painting survived the summer in my studio, one day at a heat of a 110 degrees fahrenheit / 43 degrees celsius! See my video blog of that day within the 'me at work' section so, can confirm this painting will not melt at any normal room temperatures, but should not be hung in direct sunlight.
The picture is signed and dated on the back.
For more information about encaustic wax and the process, see my website. www.julieannsgallery.co.uk
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Encaustic Wax and Mixed Media