Encaustic

Encaustic Painting is a hot wax process. It involves using a hot beeswax, resin, and pigment mixture which is melted on a hot plate and then applied onto a surface either by brush, pouring, or dripping.  As the layers of wax are added, they must be fused, or remelted, to the previous layer of wax.  I primarily use a propane torch or heat gun for fusing my layers.  To achieve more detail, I will also use a wood burning tool with different attachments to help me achieve the effect I am looking for.  Transparent layers of wax can also be added by using a pigment-free clear encaustic medium.  This is an extremely versatile medium.  Heavily textured paintings can be achieved as well as an extremely smooth surfaces.  One can use tools to scrape back down to previous wax layers or add interesting marks and texture.  This medium works well for collage type work as drawings, photographs, and other elements can be imbedded in the wax.  Encaustic paintings have a luminous quality unlike any other medium as light can travel through the different layers of wax.  This is one of the oldest painting mediums and was used by the Greeks and Romans and has also been found to have been used in ancient Egypt. 

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The Messenger- Rough Legged Hawk
The Messenger- Rough Legged Hawk

32"x28", Encaustic, 2012 (sold)

The Beaver Pond
The Beaver Pond

12"x22", Encaustic, 2009 (private collection)

The Oracle
The Oracle

27"x19", Encaustic & Shellac, 2018 (available)

Horses and Sundogs
Horses and Sundogs

16"x20", Encaustic, Shellac, and OIls, 2016 (available - Offered for sale by the Gallery on 5th in Calumet, MI )

Free Spirit
Free Spirit

21.5" x 23.5", Encaustic & Shellac, 2019 (available - Offered for sale by the Woodwalk Galery in Egg Harbor, WI)

Wind Horse
Wind Horse

8"x10", encaustic & shellac, 2016 (sold)

Fire Horse
Fire Horse

8"x10", encaustic & shellac, 2017 (sold)

Spirit Horse
Spirit Horse

11 1/2"x 9", Encaustic & Shellac, 2017 (available)

Water Horse
Water Horse

8"x10", encaustic & shellac, 2017 (sold)

Beach Horse
Beach Horse

9"x12", Encaustic & Shellac, 2017 (sold)

Spirit of the Forest
Spirit of the Forest

8"x8", encaustic & shellac, 2016 (sold)

Spirit of the Forest 2
Spirit of the Forest 2

10"x8", Encaustic & Shellac, 2017 (sold)

Monarch of the Woods
Monarch of the Woods

12"x9", Encaustic & Shellac, 2017 (sold)

Sly Fox
Sly Fox

8"x8", Encaustic & Shellac, 2017 (sold)

Something's a Bruin
Something's a Bruin

8"x10", Encaustic & Shellac, 2017 (available- offered for sale by the Gallery on 5th in Calumet, MI)

Nefebilata
Nefebilata

10"x10", encaustic & shellac, 2014 (in the artist's permanent collection)

Awakening
Awakening

10"x14", Encaustic & Shellac, 2017 (available)

Vista
Vista

8"x14", Encaustic & shellac, 2014 (In the Artist's Permanent Collection)

November Gales
November Gales

8"x8", Encaustic & shellac, 2014 (sold)

A Day at the Shore
A Day at the Shore

12"x12", Encaustic & Shellac, 2016 (sold)

Ariel's Song
Ariel's Song

10"x5", Encaustic & shellac, 2016 (sold)

Piece of Mind
Piece of Mind

10"x3.5", encaustic, 2017 (sold)

The Realm
The Realm

12" x 16.5", Encaustic & Shellac, 2019 (available)

Thorns 1
Thorns 1

10"x 10", encaustic & shellac, 2017 (sold)

Thorns 2
Thorns 2

10"x 10", encaustic & shellac, 2017 (sold)

Key
Key

6 3/4"x 4 1/2", Encaustic, shellac, & charcoal, 2017 (sold)

Key 2
Key 2

8"x 5", encaustic, shellac, & charcoal, 2017 (sold)

Simplicity
Simplicity

6"x6", encaustic & oil, 2015 (sold)

Emergence
Emergence

8"x 5", encaustic, shellac, & charcoal, 2017 (sold)

Purple Flower
Purple Flower

6"x5", encaustic & shellac, 2016 (sold)

Dragonfly
Dragonfly

8"x6", Encaustic, shelac, & charcoal, 2017 (sold)

Follow the Flutterby
Follow the Flutterby

8"x 8", encaustic, shellac, & charcoal, 2017 (sold)

Leaf
Leaf

8"x6", Encaustic & shellac, 2015 (sold)

Agate Maple Leaf
Agate Maple Leaf

6"x6", Encaustic & shellac, 2017 (sold)

Maple Leaf
Maple Leaf

6"x 6", encaustic & shellac, 2017 (sold)

Tall Maple Leaf
Tall Maple Leaf

8"x 5", encaustic & shellac, 2017 (sold)

Oak Leaf
Oak Leaf

7"x4", Encaustic and Shellac, 2016 (sold)

Oak Leaf 3
Oak Leaf 3

6"x6", Encaustic & shellac (sold)

Tall Leaf
Tall Leaf

12"x6", encaustic & shellac, 2017 (sold)

Tall Leaf 2
Tall Leaf 2

12"x6", Encaustic & Shellac, 2017 (sold)

Funky Leaf
Funky Leaf

6"x 6", encaustic & shellac, 2017 (available)

Red Leaf
Red Leaf

8"x5", encaustic & shellac, 2016 (sold)

Little Yellow Leaf
Little Yellow Leaf

5 3/4"x5", Encaustic & Shellac, 2016 (sold)

Aspen Leaf 1
Aspen Leaf 1

10"x5", Encaustic & Shellac, 2017 (sold)

Aspen Leaf 2
Aspen Leaf 2

10"x5", Encaustic & Shellac, 2017 (sold)