Encaustics is an ancient art form that involves fusing layers of oil tinted beeswax together with heat and flame! With each layer of wax, there is the opportunity to create texture and imagery through techniques such as collage, mark making, and ink drawing (to name a few). Colours are used simultaneously to add depth and beauty to the work. Encaustics is a unique medium which allows participants to explore their creativity while effectively engaging the senses. It is both deeply therapeutic while at the same promoting a sense of play.
Caring for your Encaustic Painting; Encaustic will not melt until it reaches close to 180 degrees. It does not like extreme variations in temperature. It is also best to not hang your encaustic painting in direct sunlight for long periods of time, or next to a fireplace.
Encaustic is extremely durable and will not fade or deteriorate, but the surface can be scratched, gouged, or chipped if not handled with care.
As the beeswax cures it can develop a dull or whitish cast known as a 'bloom'. This is simply the natural process of oils migrating to the surface of the wax. A gentle polish with a soft, lint free cotton cloth will bring back the natural luminosity and shine of the piece.
Please connect with me if you are interested in making an appointment for a viewing at The Hive Encaustic Studio. Due to heat sensitivity, shipping of artwork is not available during the summer months.
Little original encaustic paintings mounted on 5x7 backing made from 100% recycled fibre.
Small encaustic paintings on gallery depth birch panels.
There is nothing like the smell and pure goodness of natural beeswax. I am now carrying a selection of hand poured beeswax balms and candles.
Please note, this is not a complete showing of art that is currently available and is subject to change without notice.
Short term rentals are also available for events, stagings, and offices.
I am happy to donate art to causes that I am passionate about.
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