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Why Do I Paint With Wax (encaustic)

Lately, this is a question that I am most often asked. The very fact that this medium hallows back to the days of the pharaohs intrigues me. Archeologists have found encaustic tomb paintings (Fayum portraits) that are in surprisingly excellent condition.

I also enjoy the ability to create both smooth and highly textured surfaces that can contain many layers giving the paintings magical dimensions.

The possibilities are endless!

In future blogs I will talk more about technique…….

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