I created this painting as a demonstration piece for a workshop I am offering called Wax Over Water: Creating luminous landscapes with encaustics, oils and beeswax.
The distant area that gives a sense of an island in the reservoir is done in watercolors over which I applied multiple layers of encaustic medium – unpigmented, molten beeswax with damar resin. Next, I used chromatic blacks to give a sense of the silhouetted trees. Next I scratched and incised into the wax with a sharp knife and razor blades. The final layers are done with translucent oils mixed with beeswax, resulting in a piece that glows and feels almost like a stained glass window.
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