Monday, June 01, 2009

Color Field Encaustic Painting

About This Painting:
Painting with Bees Wax (encaustic) is a very ancient, earth friendly and beautiful way to create paintings. The translucent layers of colored wax create rich, glowing color unlike other paints.

My excitement over these paints continues to grow. I was so captivated by this piece that I worked on it 'till the wee hours of the morning.

Layer upon gorgeous layer of molten color being fused together, and the unexpected movements of the melted wax hold my interest and continue to fascinate.

How amazing would it be if I had a portable hot plate that I could take outside and paint en plein air with these??!! Maybe just some extension cords out onto my deck and I could do few of the yard and garden. A very intriguing idea!

Here are some details of the rich surface textures on this painting...

Style: Impressionism
Media: encaustic
on panel
9 in X 12 in (22.9 cm X 30.5 cm)

How to Purchase:
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Don't forget my upcoming show in Rhinebeck, NY opening June 5th through July 15th Landscapes by the Hudson Valley Daily Painters, which will include my recent Hudson River paintings as well as several encaustic pieces. You can see a slide show and get details here.

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Nancy and the fatties said...

Jan, I can see why this medium excites you, the color just sings out loud! Good luck with your upcoming show! break a paintbrush! ; )

Jan Blencowe said...

Thanks so much Nancy! The Rhinebeck show was so much fun, god crowd of people and several sales, too!