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

  • The Greeks had a word for it: encaustic.
  • To him the spots spelled encaustic, a method of painting with pigments mixed in hot wax, which was common among the ancients.
  • 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 & Articles

  • 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.
    June 10, 2013 - The Journal Times
Quotes

  • Benjamin Franklin in Ocala Star-Banner
    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...

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