Thursday, May 21, 2009

Waxing Poetic about Bees Wax Paint otherwise Known as Encaustic


Copyright 2009 Jan Blencowe Connecticut, USA

Title: Storm King

Media: encaustic
Style: contemporary impressionism

Size: 9 in X 12 in (22.9 cm X 30.5 cm)
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About This Painting:Look at that texture, not to mention the color (which, btw, is even better in real life!) The surface of this painting is so deliciously complex that the photo does it no justice. These encaustics are truly best experienced in person. They are a visual feast and endless fascinating to look at.

If you haven't guessed already I am totally hooked on this very ancient, extremely beautiful artform. There are so many things to love about it, and I am just getting started exploring the tools, paints and surfaces.

The colors are exquisitely translucent, they blend, melt and fuse in spontaneous ways, the surface is glossy like enamel, and they have that wonderful honey scent of bees wax.



I have found a sealer made in the Netherlands, especially for encaustic paintings that protects the wax surface, toughens it up a bit and keeps it glossy. It makes the paintings look even more fabulous.

Below are my other encaustic paintings to date:



Sailing on the Hudson, 9x12, encaustic

Hudson River Morning, 9x12, encaustic

Hudson River Light, 9x12, encaustic


4 comments:

rebeccashapiroart said...

Jan, these are gorgeous and such a wonderful complement to your oils. I love that you've embraced encaustic fully! :)

rebeccashapiroart said...

Jan, these are gorgeous and such a wonderful complement to your oils. I love that you've embraced encaustic fully! :)

realwomanflirtygirl said...

Jan,
What is the sealer for the encaustics?
Thanks,
Ruth Owen
owenartstudio@gmail.com

Jan Blencowe said...

Hi Ruth,

Here's a link to the sealer
http://www.encausticart.us/acatalog/Mounting_Cards___Wax_Sealer_.html