For the past few years, I have been searching for a medium to combine with my photography. In January of 2021, I stepped out of my comfort zone and took an online photo encaustic workshop with Fine Artist/Photographer Leah Macdonald and embraced the process! It gave me the hands on approach and tactile feel I like while creating, as well as marrying my love of painting and photography.

Encaustic painting uses heated beeswax combined with resin. It can be used on its own to paint an image or poured over a photograph which was glued to a wooden panel. The heated wax can be colored with encaustic paint. Each layer is scraped back to reveal parts of the piece and create incision marks, then heated before adding another layer. Encaustic pigment sticks, which contain linseed oil, applied to the final coat of wax is an option to provide further enhancement of the piece with a painterly feel. The result is a soft-focused piece that both conceals and reveals parts of the image. It's an experimental and unpredictable process that makes each piece unique, even if the same photograph is used twice. Working with encaustics takes trial and error, along with patience, to get certain results.

8" x 8" pieces are $150.00 with $25.00 for shipping in the Continental U.S.

Forms of payment include credit card, PayPal, and Venmo. If you are interested in purchasing one of my encaustic pieces, please click on the contact button below for more information.

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