The Gift of Bees

Encaustic in its most basic interpretation means hot melted wax applied to an absorbent surface. Encaustic is typically bees wax mixed with damar resin and pigments. It has been used as a painting medium since Greek and Roman times.  It was used to decorate warships, marble statues and eventually as a fine art medium for painting portraits on wooden panels. Painting with encaustic has continued through the ages and has relatively recently been discovered by photographers. The application of encaustic to digital pigment prints transcends the photographic process adding depth, luminescence and providing the opportunity for greater artistic expression.

“the gift of bees” has been an ongoing project for gallery directors, Amanda Smith and Kevin Tully.  All images shown below are black and white prints with color applied to the wax or on the print or a combination.

For more information or to purchase an image, please email amanda@asmithgallery.com.  Happy Holidays!

 

The Annual Waxy Red Dot Sale

Kevin Tully

The Earth Doth Provide
30x34 on plywood
encaustic, tissue, pigment ink, egg tempera, dry pigments
$1,325 originally, now $950

Kevin Tully

Turn on Your Light
each image 10.5x7, installation 42x21
encaustic, tissue, pigment ink, egg tempera, color pencils, dry pigment, gouche, water color
$1.500 originally, now $600

Amanda Smith

Annabelle's Frog
16x16
encaustic, pigment ink, egg tempera
$400 originally, now $250

Amanda Smith

Caldiums and Three bottles
image 10x8 framed 12x10
encaustic, pigment ink, egg tempera, tissue, silver leafing
$350 framed originally, now $275 framed

Amanda Smith

Nacogdoches
8x8
encaustic, pigment ink, egg tempera
$275 orginally, now $175

Amanda Smith

The Cardinal
8x8
encaustic, pigment ink, egg tempera
$225 orginally, now $150