This is one of a series of small abstract mixed media paintings exploring the beautiful whimsical colours and textures found in nature.
The painting is finished in a encaustic layer of bees wax .
This gives a beautiful whimsical feel.
It is ready to hang but could be framed if preferred by your local framer.
A small encaustic painting on a box canvas ready to hang..
Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, is a form of painting that involves a heated wax medium to which colored pigments have been added. The molten mix is applied to a surface canvas and other materials are sometimes used. The simplest encaustic medium could be made by adding pigments to wax, though recipes most commonly consist of beeswax and damar resin, potentially with other ingredients. For pigmentation, dried powdered pigments can be used, though I sometimes use pigmented wax, inks, oil paints or other forms of pigmentation.
'I often add dry grasses and flowers to my paintings as the wax when dry preserves this with the paint.
Encaustic do not need to be framed behind glass