20 x 20 x 1.5 cmFramed: 22 x 22 x 4cmEncaustic wax/Mixed Media
Encaustic painting is an ancient art form and can be traced back to the 5th century BC. Encaustic wax is a combination of beeswax and an additive (damar resin), which strengthens and raises the melting temperature. Layers of molten wax are applied to wooden structures/panels. It has beautiful luminous qualities which can be coloured. The wax can be embedded, collaged, scraped, textured and polished too a high sheen. Encaustic wax is a natural adhesive and preservative, it is moisture resistant, mildew and fungus resistant and unappetising to insects. Wax paint doesn’t contain solvents or oils so will not darken or yellow with age, it is 100% archival.