THE BALL COLLECTOR

This piece was done when I lived in Carpinteria, California.

It’s been in storage for several years, now it hangs in the studio.

Hot waxand resin are combined and melted to create the texture, carving into the wax once it is cool and creating a drawing.

It could beconsidered a drawing or a painting.

 

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THE BALL COLLECTOR

encaustic 48×36

 

 

 

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Encaustic

What is an Encaustic Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. The liquid or paste is then applied to a surface—usually prepared wood, though canvas and other materials are often used. The simplest encaustic mixture can be made from adding pigments to beeswax, but there are several other recipes that can be used—some containing other types of waxes, damar resin, linseed oil, or other ingredients. Pure, powdered pigments can be used, though some mixtures use oil paints or other forms of pigment. Metal tools and special brushes can be used to shape the paint before it cools, or heated metal tools can be used to manipulate the wax once it has cooled onto the surface. Today, tools such as heat lamps, heat guns, and other methods of applying heat allow artists to extend the amount of time they have to work with the material. Because wax is used as the pigment binder, encaustics can be sculpted as well as painted. Other materials can be encased or collaged into the surface, or layered, using the encausticmedium to stick them to the surface. (From Wikipedia) Image

Title: Singing Saint   12×10 sized not including the frame My encaustic don’t include pigment in the wax, just oil on the top and rubbed away.

 

 

Mountain Stream

Mountain Stream

This piece is a cut out of paper glued down and painted with oil. The size is 10×10 paper. Almost everyone has a memory of a mountain stream, fishing, bathing, drinking, water falls.