I have used one of my own photographs of the Iron Road at the Sculpture trail in the Forest of Dean, and printed it on finest cotton rag paper and mounted it n a wooden cradle board.
I then applied a couple of layers of the wax, pastel colour and additional coloured wax, to bring this autumnal photo into life.
I have embraced a medium called Encaustic Wax, which is made up of pure beeswax and damar resin. It is applied to paintings, collage work and substrates, that will withstand immense heat being applied.
I hope seeing the photos I’ve made you feel as if you are actually there. You will see the scratched out wax on the tree trunks to the right, that are filled in with coloured oil sticks and the additional top layer of coloured wax, bringing the picture forward and the softer tones to the left side of the picture.
There is also the texture of the wax in this painting to look at. It has smooth areas, but I have also left rough areas to some areas of the sleepers, to give it a more realistic and rustic look and feel. I also love the mystical view to the left.
It is mounted on an 8 x 10inch wooden cradle board and I will include care instructions to ensure you make the most of this beautiful medium and painting. Encaustic Wax takes a year, at least, to mature and must not be displayed in sunlight or very cold conditions, otherwise it could melt or crack.
Take a look in more detail:
This is rather delicate to post & will be sent second class in the UK within 3 days, with free postage.
If you live local to Blakeney, Gloucester then please contact me for a mutual pick up location.
I do not ship international sorry.
Thank you for looking, Paula.