Abstract Painting

Working on abstract work lately. You will enjoy watching my journey into a new a new voice of expression.

portal_oil_wax_panel_20x16Portal   Oil and Cold Wax on Panel   20×16

storm_oilwax_panel_24x24Storm   Oil and Wax on Panel   24×24

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New and Older Encaustic

Cloud#2 9×14 Encaustic/Oil On Panel

Cloud  18×18 Encaustic/Oil On Panel

People Of Gray Sands 24×24 Encaustic/Oil On Panel

Sisters 30×12 Encaustic/Oil On Panel

Back at it, I just love doing this kind of work.

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.