Desmond Mistakenly Believes a Healthy Smile Can Influence the Weather

Desmond Mistakenly Believes a Healthy Smile Can Influence the Weather

Deep Thoughts and a Chance Encounter Suggest Exotic Di_1

Deep Thoughts and a Chance Encounter Suggest Exotic Di_1

Thaddeus Introduces Chaos Into a Formerly Harmonious Society

Thaddeus Introduces Chaos Into a Formerly Harmonious Society

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Encaustic

I make my own encaustic medium using damar resin, powdered pigments and pharmaceutical grade beeswax.  The encaustic medium is painted on wooden boards, hot off the griddle.  Additional layers of medium are gently fused to the previous layer using a torch or heat gun.  The designs are incised into the encaustic medium using metal tools and various marking implements, revealing the colored layers beneath.  I use found and recycled elements to add texture and color to the piece.  All the encaustic pieces are framed in black wooden frames.