Encaustic Portraits

Painting realistically in wax is a lot different and more challenging (at least for me) than doing so with oils or than painting non-representationally with wax.  But it gives me more time to spend with my subject and reflect on what they mean to me and how I want to represent them.


“Beauty triumphs with colored wax and obliges the painter to love his work, wax acquiring a voice and paint the gift of speech”. ~ Severus Alexander, Roman Emperor, 222-235 AD






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