Painting Botanical Collections
With wax + oil
As an encaustic (wax) painter, I create large collections of paintings with a theme. This collection was inspired by botanicals; free, loose, rustic, and fluid.
Working with sweet, dreamy, sensuous beeswax layers. Most pieces have up to 30 or more thin layers fused with blowtorch.
Studying peony structure...
More inspiration; I would study these, then figure out ways to make them part of a loose, impressionistic, waxy piece, in select color tones.
These rich color tones,
Offset by a brooding, modern grey background.
Beeswax cakes are melted ...
Much layering, adding, and wax scraping.
Tools of the trade.
A Refined, Rustic
Botanical Collection Takes Wing
22 Piece Collection
All shapes & sizes.
Collection showing at Hunt & Gather, Portland, OR Commissions. For more imagery: theresastirling.com @theresastirlingart on instagram