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What if you could become immersed inside a tangerine, sweet tangy juices dripping into your mouth—warm, sunny pillows of orange supporting your body—the scent of freshness intoxicating you. My inspiration for "lost in orange" came from savoring my first tangerine of the spring. Orange is a wonder-full color, mixing the excitement of red with the healing heat of yellow, color experts say it is a color of joy. Lost in orange was painted using encaustic (or "hot wax painting) techniques. Encaustic dates as far back as Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire. It is a painting method in which dry oil pigment is suspended in a binder of beeswax and damar resin crystals. I love it because the results are like no other medium—mysterious, luminous, and translucent, with a glow that seems to shine from within.
beeswax, resin, pigment