The Ancient Art of Wax
Encaustic technique dates back to the 5th century BC. Because of its' versatility, the medium has gained in popularity over the last 50 years. Encaustic is composed of beeswax and resin. It is applied molten to a surface and fused to create a variety of effects. Its exquisite visual properties make it perhaps the most opulent painting material. It is also the most durable of all artists’ paints, since wax is impervious to moisture and over time will retain all the freshness of a newly finished work. What has particularly attracted modern painters, whether they are working in contemporary or traditional styles, is the spontaneity and variety with which encaustic can be used.