Artist's description:

The Exacting Potion Series started off having ties to my prior works that were based off of the idea of Poseidon passing romantic notes in the ocean by shaping the currents. However, The Exacting Potion took a creative leap to the notion of Kleodora (a Greek mythological figure) making love potions with ocean water. This series introduces a more gentle approach to color, motion, light and allows bits of the unexpected to remain inside the layers of glassy surfaces.

The Exacting Potion Nº 9 :

{+} Is created with encaustic, pigment and encaustic medium on a cradled birch panel

{+} Will be carefully packaged, arrive with a soft lint-free buffing cloth and care tips.

{+} Signed and dated on the back

{+} Sides of the painting cleaned and painted black; back of the painting wired unless you are planning on having the piece framed. I will ask you your preference upon purchase.

{ International Collectors } Please contact me for shipping rates if you do not see your country listed - import duties or taxes are not included in the artwork price or shipping expense. Thank you.

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You may be asking yourself, what is encaustic?!?
Encaustic painting has a rich history dating back to the 5th century B.C. The medium is a wax based paint (beeswax, resin and pigment) which is then heated on a warmed palette or palettes in my case. The hot wax is applied to an absorbent surface such as a cradled birch panel and then reheated in order to fuse the wax...I use a combination of fusing tools – blow torch, heat gun and a tacking iron.

Encaustic paintings have lasted thousands of years without flaking, layers separating or colors fading. Encaustic paintings are exceptionally durable and archival due to the medium being a natural preservative, moisture and mildew resistant. Because of their archival characteristics encaustic paintings will not yellow or fade with time.

For artwork care, I tell collectors to simply use common sense with any type of painting. However, encaustic paintings are more temperature sensitive and should not be exposed to direct sunlight or extreme temperatures. For instance, it would not be a good idea to put an encaustic painting (or any painting medium for that matter) in the trunk of your car on a hot summer day or during a frigid blizzard. I probably would not hang a painting over a radiator, in an excessively steamy bathroom or inside a walk-in freezer. Encaustic paintings do best in temperatures between 40–140° fahrenheit . Think of your painting as your pet. I’m kidding. Just be practical and mindful of your new painting. :)

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Materials used:

encaustic wax on cradled birch wood panel

The Exacting Potion Nº 9 (2017)

$850

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This artwork is sold by Sara Richardson from United States

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