encaustic encaustic

Definition(s):

  • (n) a paint consisting of pigment mixed with melted beeswax; it is fixed with heat after application

Usage(s):

  1. The Greeks had a word for it: encaustic.
  2. To him the spots spelled encaustic, a method of painting with pigments mixed in hot wax, which was common among the ancients.
  3. His wax techniquea revival of the ancient encaustic method in which colors are mixed with hot wax and afterwards cooked into the canvasbrought him critical acclaim.

News

  • Summer art show to open at Envi June 19

    RACINE — Envi Ultra Lounge, 316 Main St., presents its local artist series with a summer show June 19-Oct. 19. Featured art and artists are: The animals of the Racine Zoo featuring painting, jewelry and ceramics; Jennifer Thompson, drawing and printmaking; Beth Cumbo, mixed media; John Hansen, digital art; and Maria Varga Hansen, encaustic painting and watercolor.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Journal Times

Quotes

  • "I picked her because she is a great person. She's such a wonderful person who does great things in the community," said Franklin, who has taught art locally and internationally. "There are very few people who do encaustic because it is very...
    on Oct 4, 2007 By: Benjamin Franklin Source: Ocala Star-Banner

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