Photography and Encaustic painting

Recently I’ve been playing with a new way of combining my mediums of photography and painting. Basically I am taking photos, printing them on rice paper, and collaging them into encaustic paintings – the rice papers is thin, so when it is covered with wax, it disappears, leaving only the lines of the image showing through.

Here are the first two pieces, just as “proof of concept” I will now be starting a series I am tenatively titling “Stories in Wax and Pictures” as a collection of portraits incorporated into encaustic works. Should be an interesting project!

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