Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. The liquid or paste is then applied to a surface—usually prepared wood, though canvas and other materials are often used. The simplest encaustic mixture can be made from adding pigments to beeswax, but there are several other recipes that can be used—some containing other types of waxes, damar resin, linseed oil, or other ingredients. Pure, powdered pigments can be used, though some mixtures use oil paints or other forms of pigment. Metal tools and special brushes can be used to shape the paint before it cools, or heated metal tools can be used to manipulate the wax once it has cooled onto the surface. Today, tools such as heat lamps, heat guns, and other methods of applying heat allow artists to extend the amount of time they have to work with the material. Because wax is used as the pigment binder, encaustics can be sculpted as well as painted. Other materials can be encased or collaged into the surface, or layered, using the encaustic medium to stick them to the surface.

Encaustic

An Evening Run
Code: 352_10
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Delighting the Tulips
Code: 352_11
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Prairie Privilege: Morning Solitude
Code: 352_12
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Once More to Greet
Code: 352_13
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So Many Birds on a February Morning
Code: 352_09
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No Small Thing
Code: 352_14
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Where Flowers Start To Grow
Code: 352_15
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Camille Shares a Cozy Afternoon
Code: 352_Camille
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Heddie Hugs her Sally
Code: 352_Heddie
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Marge Manages to Text
Code: 352_Marge
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Opal and Hugh, Holding On
Code: 352_Opal
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Vivian Poses with Penny
Code: 352_Vivian
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Harry and June Hang Tight
Code: 352_Harry
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Wilma Can't Wait
Code: 352_Wilma
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Sarah Sees Heavan
Code: 352_Sarah
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Bessie and her Buddies
Code: 352_Bessie
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Prairie Privilege:Plowed Fields
Code: 352_Plowed
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Four Seasons of Grace
Code: 352_Seasons
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Strains of Unpremeditated Art
Code: 352_Strains
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Both the Sky and the Earth
Code: 352_Sky
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