Friday, November 6, 2009

Encaustic Experiments

I've been making forays into encaustic painting (beeswax, damar resin, and pigment), an ancient medium that's been enjoying a resurgence in both the fine arts and pop craft arenas. It combines well with other media such as watercolor, oil paints , organic material, tissue paper, etc. as they can be embedded and layered to create textural depth. I've tried a number of combinations, some more successful than others, to explore how encaustic may enhance the power of my imagery. Check out the rest of my pictures by clicking on the link, Art: Mixed Media, to the right.