This is an original encaustic painting artwork in my "The Offer" series.
The edge is varnished and the work is ready to hang.
You also receive the book "The Offer" describing this series, the process, and beautiful full color photos of all of the works ($40 value).
Encaustic on Wood Panel
23.5" x 23.5" x 1.5" (HWD)
I take important events in my life and create artworks from each of the individual emotions from one specific instant of that event. This work is part of the series "The Offer". A book describing the event, artistic process, and pictures of all of the works in the series is included. An abbreviated PDF version is also available.
The Encaustic technique dates back to the Romans around 100 AD. It involves heating wax with tree sap and pigments and burning the layers onto the panel. It produces very interesting textures and depth that cannot be obtained from oil or acrylic.
These painting are created on wood panels that I make, often using found materials, reclaimed wood, and doors. The process of pigmenting, layering, scraping, gouging, dripping and torching the wax creates the complex and essential interacting colors and textures that help represent the complex and isolated emotions.