Encaustic is a method of painting using beeswax, resin and pigment that goes back centuries and was once used to weatherproof ships and paint tomb portraits because it solidifies quickly, is durable, can be reworked and can last a very long time. In modern times encaustic is used by artists for painting, mixed media or sculpture.
In my case, I use my photographs and encaustic medium with other materials to create alternative ways to present my photographs to make unique, one of a kind pieces that alter stories, perspectives and meaning. Contact
November 15, 2020
Care of art made with encaustic medium
Encaustic art melts at 140 degrees so must be displayed away from direct sunlight and to prevent cracking must be kept from freezing temperatures. Curing takes 6-12 months and a naturally occurring hazy film called bloom may occur and can be removed if polished with a soft cloth such as a chamois. Encaustic art may be brought to a glossy shine if buffed lightly with a soft cloth. Care must be taken not to scratch the surface.