Mendocino Magicby Brenda Erickson
ABOUT THE ART
portion of encaustic wax painting entitled 'Sedona'
This is an encaustic painting and collage. Encaustic paint is wax based and is applied hot (melted) to a prepared cradled wood surface. The wax is kept melted on a heated palette (griddle) and each layer of wax is fused to the underlying layers through use of a heat gun or iron. Each work is comprised of dozens of layers of wax.
According to R & F Paints website, the word ‘encaustic’ comes from the Greek word enkaiein, meaning to burn in, referring to the process of fusing the paint.
What I love about this medium is the spontaneity of the wax. It does not like to be controlled and making it work towards my vision is a bit of tenacity mixed with experience. I love how textural the pieces can become.
© 2014 Brenda Erickson
sunset, red rocks, redrocks, gold, bronze, brown, red, wax, texture