What is Encaustic
Encaustic Art: Unique, Sustainable, and Beautiful
Hey there! Welcome to our page all about the captivating world of encaustic painting! If you're considering buying an encaustic painting, we know you may have some questions about this unique medium. But don't worry, we're here to take you on a journey and explore the fascinating technique and beauty of encaustic art.
Encaustic painting involves mixing pigments with hot beeswax and tree resin to create a luminous effect that is truly one-of-a-kind. The resulting paintings are almost like sculptures on a wooden panel, with the wax adding depth and texture to the artwork. You'll be amazed by the stunning and unique works of art that encaustic paintings can offer, whether you're looking for an abstract piece or a landscape. There's a wide range of styles to suit every taste, so you're sure to find something that speaks to you.
Let's talk about the durability of encaustic paintings, shall we? The good news is that encaustic paintings are incredibly sturdy and can easily withstand normal room temperatures. You don't need to worry about your encaustic art melting in everyday household conditions because the wax and resin won't melt unless exposed to temperatures over 150F or 65C. However, it's still important to be cautious and avoid exposing your painting to extreme temperatures. For example, avoid leaving it in a car on hot days or hanging it in front of a window with direct desert sun or over a fireplace, as these conditions can damage the piece.
But that's not all! Encaustic painting is an incredibly versatile medium that has stood the test of time. It can be polished to give it a high gloss, carved, scraped, layered, collaged, and more. And the best part? There's no drying time, so you can always rework it if need be.
Another great thing about encaustic paintings is that they don't require varnishing or protection by glass because beeswax naturally repels moisture. In fact, wax resists moisture much better than resin varnish or oil. By buffing encaustic, you can achieve the same level of lustre and saturation in colour as you would with resin varnish.
And here's the cherry on top: encaustic paintings are extremely durable. Once an encaustic painting has been properly fused, it can last for centuries without fading or deteriorating. This makes encaustic the perfect medium for creating heirloom pieces that can be passed down from generation to generation.
We hope this has reassured you about the durability of encaustic paintings. They truly are an amazing and unique medium that can bring joy and beauty to your home for years to come.
Encaustic painting is also an eco-friendly art form, making it a sustainable choice for environmentally-conscious collectors. By using beeswax, a natural and renewable resource, we reduce our impact on the environment and create an opportunity to appreciate art while also preserving the earth.
We're here to help address any concerns you may have as a potential buyer, so please feel free to ask us anything. We're passionate about encaustic painting and want to share its beauty with you. Let's explore the world of encaustic art together!
Thank you for considering encaustic art as a one-of-a-kind addition to your collection. We look forward to helping you find the perfect piece to bring a touch of enchantment to your space.