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Encaustic Panels

Encaustic means painting with hot wax. These are some of my recent encaustic works on wood panel. The process is exciting to me; the result is always spontaneous and unique.

 This piece is 7 X 5 on something called Encausticbord. That's a board made specifically to take encaustic paint. I wanted to create something that was more neutral than my usual work. The process that I used on this board invited me to simply keep on doing. So I did.

This piece is 7 X 5 on something called Encausticbord. That's a board made specifically to take encaustic paint. I wanted to create something that was more neutral than my usual work. The process that I used on this board invited me to simply keep on doing. So I did.

 This piece is on 12 X 12 MDF. The board is covered first with an encaustic gesso and several layers of white wax. Then the colors are added and gently fused, using a hot air gun, to the layer below it.

This piece is on 12 X 12 MDF. The board is covered first with an encaustic gesso and several layers of white wax. Then the colors are added and gently fused, using a hot air gun, to the layer below it.

 12 X 12 MDF panel.  Same process. Different results. I love spontaneous stuff.

12 X 12 MDF panel.  Same process. Different results. I love spontaneous stuff.

 12 X 12 MDF panel

12 X 12 MDF panel

 5 X 7 Encausticbord. At this point I started running out of boards.

5 X 7 Encausticbord. At this point I started running out of boards.

 So I scraped the wax off of a practice board that I had been using and laid down a couple of layers of white wax. This piece is showing a lot more color. It's hard to hold a bold girl down. 12 X 12 MDF panel

So I scraped the wax off of a practice board that I had been using and laid down a couple of layers of white wax. This piece is showing a lot more color. It's hard to hold a bold girl down.
12 X 12 MDF panel