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.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
This encaustic painting has a textured surface and small pieces of silver leaf collaged into the paint.
The shiny look of the silver leaf does not reflect the light when encaustic medium is painted over it.