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"Jen" - by David Fielding
Category: Paintings Collection: Day Paintings
Style: Simi- Abstract Medium: Encaustic On Panel
Color:
#CCB17A #665229 #66583D #997A3D #CCA352 #99855C #666629 #332C1F

This piece is from a series of small works or studies in encaustic. I like to use images that have an ambiguous quality to them more suggestive or impressionistic than realistic. This allows the audience to create their own narrative.
Encaustic painting was developed by the ancient Greek shipbuilders, who used hot wax to fill the cracks in their ships. Soon pigment (color) was added and this led to painting on the surface of the waxed hull: an art form was born. This technique has been dated to as early as the fourth century B.C. Although wax may appear to be a fragile material, some encaustic paintings from A.D 100-125 survive today in the form of head and shoulder wax portraits set into mummy casings in Greco-Roman Egypt.
I use a prepared encaustic medium, beeswax and damar crystals on a wooden panel.
I melt the wax medium in tins on a heated pancake griddle and then add pigments. The hot wax cools very quickly almost instantly. You must paint swiftly, often only a few strokes at a time. A heat gun is used to reheat the layers of wax fusing each to the one below. The wax can be scraped, carved, incised, drawn into, painted on and reworked in an amazing array of techniques. The translucent wax builds ups some truly amazing textures that can’t be matched with any other medium.

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6.5X6.5 Inches 2 Inches Deep - Original Encaustic Artwork - Encaustic
Girl with an inquisitive look.
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Comments
Dec 14 2011 - 1:02 PM EST   By: Nancy Pratt
David...this piece of work is so beautiful and so dynamic. Just a wonderful painting so rich in color. I love the way you painted her.
Apr 19 2012 - 2:35 PM EDT   By: Dusan Vukovic
magnificent!
Jul 9 2013 - 7:07 PM EDT   By: Scott Cutler
I have enjoyed this piece for sometime. The expression and colors work together very well.

Scott Cutler
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