I used countless layers of hot encaustic, (So, what is encaustic? It’s an artform with ancient roots that produces very modern results. Heat is employed to melt beeswax that combined with dammar resin (crystallized tree sap) produces a thick varnish, strong enough to caulk ship hulls.
Pigments can be added to the substance, and then, each layer is reheated to fuse with its predecessor.)
I spent many days scraping the surface with razor blades to uncover and expose the colors and textures hidden beneath the surface. I then added oil paint glazes, again fusing with a gas torch to make the surface permanent and hard. Encaustic loves to be touched by the human and and glows and shines as a response. The result is a organic flow of colors and shapes that move the eye like a dance across the surface.
I sign my abstract work on the back so the painting can be hung vertically or horizontally
Beeswax, tree resin, colored pigments, oil paint fushed with gas torch
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