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Why Encaustic?

Encaustic is a mixture of beeswax, damar resin and raw pigment.  It is an ancient technique and we still have paintings today from a long time ago to prove its durability. There is a joy in using encaustic that I never experienced with other mediums.  I delight in the combination of heat, intensity of color and process.  I paint directly onto wooden panels which allow me to express an intimate emotion or an expansive gesture. 

People often remark on the intensity of color and how uplifting my paintings are.  I've been told that once my painting is in the home, an uncontrollable urge to edit out all the clutter and objects that don't bring joy occurs.  Could bright, colorful encaustic paintings possibly be the magic bullet of joy? 

Live your Brightlife!