Wednesday, August 09, 2006

fayum portrait

based on the fayum portraits.

encaustic is bee's wax and pigment.
You can add hardeners
(damar resin or carnauba wax).
what makes it "encaustic" is a final heating, to fuse the layers of wax.
for this painting, I used a very minimal palette -
white, black, ochre, burnt sienna, and prussian blue.


encaustic on panel
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detail
encaustic on panel
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