you for spending a few moments of your time visiting this web site. Its
primary function is to be able to provide an insight into the fantastic
media of ENCAUSTIC ART.
Encaustic (Encaustikos) - "To burn In"
term encaustic derives its origins from as far back as the 5th century
where it was used among Greek artists in portraits and panels of
found that by adding pigments to beeswax melting over hot charcoal and
the addition of natural resins produced a very robust and
manageable medium from which to adorn wooden panels, terracotta, marble
work of this nature become the normality and brought colour and
vibrancy to all sectors of life, including the adorning of portraits of
the deceased. (These portraits were either painted in the prime of life
or after death, and were placed over the mummy of the deceased as a permanent memorial.)
the process of producing works of art using the encaustic process is
somewhat simpler as the medium of wax can be purchased readily pre
coloured and the use of modern day tools heated by electrical means
with precision temperature control allows the artist to experiment and
hone their respective skills.
take time to visit the gallery and view some of the pictures I have
created so far. These can be purchased (unless already sold) by
contacting encaustic-creations via the contacts page. Prices vary
dependent on picture size.