Other Media on wood, ready to hang.
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I love " Chooks" and have a number of heritage breeds at home. A local lady breeds them and I use them as models too.
Encaustic is an ancient technique which uses layers of hot fused wax to produce a beautiful working surface with depth and lustre. I have been working with encaustic since 2014 having first become aware of this amazing media in the late 1990's. It took me quite a while to find the time and information to give it a go.
For this series I cut into a prepared wax surface with etching and lino cutting tools then ink the drawing with oil paint. The piece is then wiped to reveal the " inked " drawing. I used to do a fair amount of printmaking and that influened the technique and aesthetic of this series.
The one quesiton I ma most asked is " How do I know it won't melt?" I think people think that their art work will melt onto the floor. If encaustic is prepared properly with adequate fusing between layers of wax it will not slide off the panel. My sutiod is in a large shed which can get very hot in Queensland in the summer. None of my work has ever melted. It will soften on a very hot day but hardens up again as soon as the temperature drops. I have a number of peiecs in our home which get harder with age. Wax is a beautiful surface to work on and the art is very special
encaustic on wood panel
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