The title for this work comes from The Bible's Book of Genesis I:7 (King James), and I chose it because that phrase seemed suggestive of this encaustic with it's swirls of blue and aqua colors above the just-forming earth. It's part of a series of mine of images of the Earth from space, in this case, more an imaginary possibility of an earlier state of the planet, at least according to Christian mythology. The dominate colors are blue, aqua, rose, alizarin crimson, with some touches of a lighter pink. A definite abstract, yet one suggestive of water, sky, and dynamic weather patterns. Encaustic is highly-pigmented pharmaceutical-grade beeswax strengthened with damar resin so that the final painting is archival. One paints in a molten state and each layer must be fused: I've used a heat lamp to fuse this one. The painting can be buffed to bring up a sheen. This one is framed in a gold canvas floater frame that sets off the image, but does not dominate. It is signed and dated on the back and ships with a digitally-registered Certificate of Authenticity.
encaustic paint, powdered pigment, oil stick on cradled panel
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