Encaustics Close Up...

Below are a sampling of close up photographs of encaustic paintings to provide a sense of the depth and texture of this medium (click to enlarge each image). Encaustic is one of the world's most ancient and permanent painting mediums that has been rediscovered by contemporary artists.  The paints are made from pure powder pigment and molten bee's wax, making the process unique and seductive.  The molten nature of this medium is suitable for layering with oil paint and collaging and imbedding objects into the wax for multi-dimensional effect.  Encaustic painting has great texture with a characteristic matte, translucent and velvety surface..  Click here to return to main page on Encaustics...  

 

Detail, Deep Woods Blue Aspens
Detail, Deep Woods Blue Aspens
Detail, Fishing Line
Detail, Fishing Line
Detail, Blue Ice
Detail, Blue Ice
Detail, Precious Rain
Detail, Precious Rain
Detail, Many Moons
Detail, Many Moons
detail
detail
detail, Reincarnation
detail, Reincarnation

detail, Puzzle Woods

detail, Blue Haze
detail, Blue Haze
detail, Touch
detail, Touch

encaustic, pins, braille paper

detail, Circus Rain II
detail, Circus Rain II
detail, Garden Mist
detail, Garden Mist
detail, Aspen Line Up
detail, Aspen Line Up
detail, Golden Horizon
detail, Golden Horizon

oil, shellac and encaustic 36x36x2 on birch panel

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detail, Cocktail Hour
detail, Cocktail Hour

oil and encaustic 36x36x2 with silver floater frame

detail, Pink Rain
detail, Pink Rain
detail, Weightless
detail, Weightless
detail, Frosted Woods
detail, Frosted Woods
detail, Bubbles
detail, Bubbles
detail, Early Evening
detail, Early Evening
detail, Woven Woods
detail, Woven Woods
detail, Aspen Grove
detail, Aspen Grove
detail, Circus Rain
detail, Circus Rain
detail, Colored Woods
detail, Colored Woods