This encaustic painting is 12 x 12" and is a combination of beeswax and assemblage. I've used a round piece of semi-precious turquoise hanging from the metal curved piece at the top. I think it is a handle of some kind that I found at a junk store. It has a worn look with some rusty places. There are also several pieces of white bone and a shell hanging from it. The center disc is a piece of salvaged wood and I coated it in wax.
If you look closely there are several things I have embedded on the surface. A small snippet of my handwriting, shreds of dried grass and cheesecloth, and a little brass x make up some of the texture.
Mixed Media Artist
I work primarily in acrylics and collage.I use collage and beewax in my assemblage works and am now completing several shrines using found objects. I have been experimenting with encaustic collage and have found the medium very challenging. The paint is a combination of melted beeswax and pigment. A small amount of damar resin is added for hardness. I mix these paints myself and while painting all custom colors are mixed directly on a hot palette.
I will share my progress with this exciting medium with photos of work in progress and finished pieces.