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Encaustic – (Beeswax. Derma Resin. Pigment)
Encaustic is one of the most beautiful of all artists' mediums, it is versatile and durable, it is its own protector it is impervious to moisture and has a beautiful luster revealing a natural saturation of color. This medium dates back to the Egyptian mummy portraits and in Greek means “to burn in.” It is composed of natural fragrant beeswax, and derma resin. To create the art, I have to paint in layers, and after each layer I fuse it with a blowtorch until I receive the desired effect. I have as many as fifty layers to a single piece and in some cases, I will set parts of the encaustic on fire with shellac. After the layers are complete, I will buffer the encaustic with a soft cloth to reveal the saturated colors.