These are a selection of some of my encaustic mixed media experimental artworks.
Using melted beeswax mixed with damar resin as a medium is very satisfying and forgiving. If something isn’t working it just gets melted again. There is an art to this technique and I have only begun to explore the endless combination of mediums.
I love the depth of some of these pieces. Many layers are built up over other layers or collage, painting, stamping and pretty much anything that can be set into the beeswax.
Here I have used Sennelier 0il pastels to add colour to a stamped image that has been engraved. A strand from a roll of gold fly-fishing thread has also been inserted.
The first layer on this piece was a scrap of my own handwriting. A rubber stamp has been pressed into the bottom part.
I love the prayer of St Francis in the top right hand corner.
This artwork is only 10cm x 10cm, I made the beeswax run thickly over the edges. Gold leaf is added last.
A tiny brass crown is inserted, a die cut piece of foliage and a print of a vignette from one of my icons. (Prototype: Gabriel Annunciate. Raphael.)