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 email@example.com. Happy Holidays!
The Annual Waxy Red Dot Sale
encaustic, tissue, pigment ink, egg tempera, dry pigments
$1,325 originally, now $950
encaustic, tissue, pigment ink, egg tempera, color pencils, dry pigment, gouche, water color
$1.500 originally, now $600
encaustic, pigment ink, egg tempera, tissue, silver leafing
$350 framed originally, now $275 framed