Layers and layers and layers.

I finished a commissioned piece that will be hung in a beautiful new Aspen, CO home, and thought it might be nice for my client to get a little insight into the process of building up an encaustic painting.   My paintings can consist of anywhere between 10-20 layers of wax, and sometimes it’s fun to see what’s underneath… First, a base layer of vintage letters printed with encaustic paint are fused to cradled wood panel. A layer of white encaustic paint is applied… IMG_6336 Then, the lines and dots appear…. IMG_6338 …and eventually all of their friends show up. IMG_6341 Here is a detail of the finished piece. IMG_6343 Framed and ready to ship off to Colorado.  Bon Voyage!Willows_1_10x20

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