Encaustic Paintings

The encaustic process features oil paint and beeswax mixed in a heated solution. It is painted on layer by layer. The pigments in the oil paint are protected by the wax so the color remains true. The art of encaustic painting was begun over two thousand years ago in Greece. All my paintings are permanently framed with wood. Some have photographs collaged in them. Some have photo transfers. Some are only encaustic paintings.

black-and-white-house

Black and White House
20″ x 15.5″
2005

calmdown

Calm Down
22.5″ x 18.5″
2007

fish

Fish
19″ x 27.5″
2005

 

comingup

Coming Up
22.5″ x 18.5″
2007

africancastle

African Castle
17″ x 13.5″
2007


groundeddreams

Grounded Dreams
14″ x 14″
2007

 

Antique Game Board
22.5″ x 20.5″
2005

mountain-range

Mountain Range
20″ x 19″
2005

milletwelcome

Millet Welcome
18.5″ x 18.5″
2007

 

Face Mask
23″ x 15″
2007

Screen
17.5″ x 17.5″
2005

 

granary

Granary
13.5″ x 15.5″
2007

 

Gurensi House
14″ x 18.5″
2005

 


Honor the Spirit
20″ x 32″
2005

 

The curator at the Springfield Ohio Art Museum volunteered to paint the walls behind the paintings for my show there, and I decided instead to paint an almost life size acrylic painting of a building in Ghana.  It is 8’ x 16’, the width of my garage/studio.  The edges are fringed with handsewn African recycled glass beads.  Price is $2000.

courtyardinghana2Courtyard in Ghana
8′ x 16′
2007

 

This short video goes more into the inspiration behind these paintings:

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