Custom Encaustic Photography, Photo Encaustic, Custom Photo

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Windsor, ON N9A6H3(View Map)

Description

Encaustic is the ancient technique of painting with pigmented beeswax. Encaustic photography is a contemporary modification that uses the wax to create luminous texture, depth, and lustre to photographs.

I favour two encaustic photography techniques in particular:

In the first I use brushing, carving, scraping and burnishing techniques to build up surface texture alternately laying down layers followed by more wax and heat to increase this texture.

In the second technique I create a smooth finish, creating a lustrous and archival veneer.

Each image is mounted on a substrate -- wood, plaster, paper or canvas and worked with wax creating a one-of-a-kind piece, though the photograph may be reproduced, each wax encaustic piece is unique.

PhotoEncaustic prices start at $35 for a 5x7" matted, $50 for a 5x7" wrapped canvas -- for an existing photograph (copyright free images). Please contact me for pricing larger sizes. Plus shipping.

Encaustic can fog, known as a bloom on the surface of the wax. I find the bloom adds to the ethereal quality of the technique.

As with all art, encaustic should not be displayed in direct sunlight, or close to a heart source. Nor should it be exposed to extreme temperatures for any prolonged period of time.

If you have any questions or comments about this work, i would love to hear from you!

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