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The west Texas landscape near Caprock Canyons State Park is a favorite inspiration for many of my landscapes. I love the openness of the country there. The piece includes some of my "sky writing", which represents so many things, but especially the history of the land.
This piece is an encaustic painting with a wonderful buildup of wax and a great surface, full of texture and that special encaustic glow. The piece is on a cradled wood panel with finished edges. It comes ready to hang.
Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. The hot liquid/paste is then applied to a surface—usually prepared wood, though canvas and other materials can be used. Metal tools and special brushes can be used to shape the wax before it cools, or heated metal tools can be used to manipulate it once it has cooled on the surface. Other materials can be encased, layered or collaged into the surface, using the encaustic medium to adhere them to the surface.
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