I’m frequently asked about my encaustic painting. Why? What inspires you? Why do they all look so different from one another.
Why? Because I find it fascinating that a nature byproduct of honey-making can contribute to such long lasting beauty. Beeswax, mixed with pigments allows me much flexibility in what I paint.
In this picture, I used varying amounts of heat with several shades of blue to create a blended, melted picture. However, a painting is not complete until it has been framed – or sometimes not. For this picture, I chose a shadow box that allows the painting to rest in a bed of flattering black.
By the way, I’m still working on learning to photograph encaustic art to show it’s richness and depth.