1. encaustic on panel
This section is what complete encaustics I have available in the studio. These are all made of beeswax, damar resin, and raw pigment. Some even include a powered metal, some have metal leafed sides. The encaustic painting process is heated and each layer is “burned into” the previous layer with a torch. Palettes are heated pans of wax and the paint is brushed on while molten. (So. Much. Fun.!)
2. Encaustic Monotypes & Assemblages
Besides one of the following that happens to be simply an encaustic monotype, the others are encaustic monotype assemblages. To achieve a monotype, I paint/melt wax/pigment onto a heated anodized aluminum plate. Once I’ve laid out an image, I lay Japanese rice paper onto the painted surface. The paper quickly absorbs the image. Then, I cut them up and assemble them into what you see. These are all archivally framed and very detail-oriented. (I am a picture framer by day.) Most of these include metallic powders and micas that are difficult to capture in photograph, so I’ve included some detail images that show a bit of that. Notice how the paper floats and casts shadow.
3.Works in Progress
These are all in some stage of progress. I’d be happy to finish up any of these for you to hang in the gallery. They are currently untitled. (See notes in captions for details.)