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Mixed Media Encaustic

Encaustic is a Greek word meaning: "to heat or burn in" (enkaustikos)

Encaustic consists of natural bees wax and damar resin (crystallized tree sap). Encaustic painting is an ancient technique where heat is used throughout the process - from melting the beeswax, to fusing the layers of wax. The medium can be used alone for its transparency and adhesive qualities, or used with colored pigments added in. Heated brushes and metal tools can be used for painting and shaping the image surface before it cools.

My process involves mixing mediums. Digital imagery, printed on archival photographic paper, mounted on a

parsons beach kennebunk maine encaustic painting

cradled birch panel and painted with encaustic medium and pastel is my latest work.

You can find a selection of this work on my image galleries page.

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