This painting was inspiredby the ethereal beauty and fragility of the lovely Marilyn . I just read an account of her interaction with Ella Fitzgerald and was deeply moved by her compassionate nature .. She died too soon
I paint in Encaustic , which is an ancient medium . My paint is melted beeswax mixed with gum dammar and pigments . The paint layers are fused to each other with heat ie. Fire ..It is a very durable medium .. actually the oldest easel paintings in the world , are encaustic c2000 years old , from Fayum in Egypt..
The painting is sold unframed ..The sisess of the canvas are painted and it is ready to hang
Encaustic , pigmentss and Beeswax , resin , wax , hide gesso , Fire