Making Custom Encaustic Art

with wax, oil & fire

Encaustic art is an ancient way of painting, by burning the wax with fire. Today, it has many contemporary applications. This was a corporate art commission- 3 abstract landscapes- a lovely journey into molten beeswax; scraping, layering, then firing.

Wax melting on hot plates

Layering

adding thin layers of sweet beeswax & oils, fusing each brushstroke

Fire

fire adheres each of 30 layers

Blowtorching

melding the wax layers

Fusing

with fire wand

theresastirling.com for Kent Law Group @theresastirlingart on instagram

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