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Encaustics

All of these works were done in encaustics. Encaustics are molten wax with resin: an art form dating back to ancient Roman times when they were applied to sarcophagi. Paul Klee and Jasper Johns were well-known artists to use them. The wax is refined beeswax, not the honey-colored soft wax or melted crayons. It is harder and more transparent. The colored and metallic waxes are very pure and opaque much like paints are. You apply them heated with heat guns, torches, irons or applied with a brush in melted form.
I fell in love with this medium when my husband and I visited New York and West Palm Beach Ritz Carlton Hotels. The lobbies had huge, magnificently "glowing" pieces in their lobbies. I was transfixed and then started seeing more encaustic pieces in more in galleries and T.V. shows such as "The Good Wife" and Trump's "The Apprentice". Since then I have been experimenting with embedding images, carving into them, painting with them. Two works have received awards in Dublin Area Art League shows (one a best of show!), and several have been juried into the Professional division of Fine Art at the Ohio State Fair. When juried into a theme show at Studios on High in the Short Norht, one sold. I've been teaching workshops and classes at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center since 2015.
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Smoldering
Smoldering
Monet Moment SOLD
Monet Moment SOLD
Dappled Surface
Dappled Surface
All Will Be Revealed
All Will Be Revealed
Trickle Down SOLD
Trickle Down SOLD
Mother Nature At Work
Mother Nature At Work
Fun Time, Sun Time
Fun Time, Sun Time
Catching Fire
Catching Fire
Reflecting on Life
Reflecting on Life
Life Is Good
Life Is Good
Moonlit Cove
Moonlit Cove
Mother Earth is Cracking Up
Mother Earth is Cracking Up
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