Encaustic painting techniques use molten beeswax mixed with damar resin and pigments. It is applied to an absorbent, non-flexible surface. Heat is used throughout the process, from melting the beeswax to fusing the layers of wax. The medium is applied with brushes, thick or thin, opaque or translucent. I love working with wax, because it is such a rich material, wonderful to work with and it is very versatile. Often things I planned fall apart and other things arise - the possibilities are endless. Sometimes found objects, pieces of hardware from my husband’s garage find their way into my imagery. The combination of metal and wax - warm and cold - intrigues me. I also like weaving collage materials, often my photography or prints, into the story. As I build layers upon layers a conversation happens and I try to find the perfect combination.
Browns Valley Road, Corralitos, CA, USA