Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sunflowers Bees Wax (encaustic) Painting


Sunflowers Bees Wax (encaustic) Painting, painting by Jan Blencowe

Copyright 2009 Jan Blencowe Connecticut, USA

About This Painting:

Painting with molten colored bees wax is an extremely ancient process developed in ancient Greece in the 5th century BC, known as encaustic (literally "to burn in") painting. I love these sweet smelling, earth friendly paints with gorgeous color. In this piece I started by covering the whole panel with white wax and I think the colors glow with even more luminosity than when painted on the raw wood.

Each layer of wax must be carefully fused to the previous layer with heat. At one point in the painting I heated the whole panel melting and fusing all the previous layers together. The colors exanded and as they cooled the surface became a seamless beautifully fused painting with an enamel like finish.

I continued working adding some additional layers of impasto bringing back dynamic texture to selected areas. I seal all my encaustic paintings with a specially formulated varnish created in the Neatherlands specifically for encaustic paintings. The sealer gives the wax surface additional protection and durability and lasting shine.

Style: Impressionism Media: encaustic Size: 8 in X 6 in (20.3 cm X 15.2 cm) Price: US $225.00 USD + US $15.00sh/h/ins via FedEx

Original, signed, encaustic, bees wax, painting on birch panel. Sealed with an acrylic varnish formulated especially to protect encaustic paintings.

Style: Impressionism
Media:
encaustic
Size: 8 in X 6 in (20.3 cm X 15.2 cm)
Price: $225 USD + $15sh/h/ins via FedEx

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2 comments:

Jane Hunt said...

This is beautiful - love the vibrant colors in the sunflowers!

Jan Blencowe said...

Thank You Jane!