Path to Hidden Beach
About this artwork
Fiery trees tower over a path that opens up to a sparkling hidden beach. Artist James Hartman rendered this piece by first creating his own cradled panel. He then continued his process by collaging the surface with vintage and antique ephemera. It is coated with molten beeswax before fusing the painting onto the surface. I like to buff the surface to a high sheen, says James. His final touch of adding damar crystals to the hot beeswax creates a tough surface.