“Working in Wax”


I am very happy to say that I’ll be having three new pieces (including the one above) in the upcoming show, “Working in Wax”, at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek. This looks to be a fairly large, and diverse showing of encaustic art, and I’m very excited to see it and be a part of it. 

Bedford Gallery, 1601 civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA

Show runs May 3 to June 21, 2009

Opening reception:  Wednesday, May 6,  5:00-7:00 p.m.

This show will be featuring 84 encaustic artists (!), and will represent a wide spectrum of technique in this medium. If you are at all interested in encaustic, and wondering exactly can be done with beeswax, this is a great opportunity. 

Maybe I’ll see you at the opening!

From the gallery website:

Working in Wax 
May 3 – June 21, 2009 

Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. This technique was notably used in the Fayum mummy portraits from Egypt around 100-300 CE, in the Blachernitissa and other early icons, as well as in many works of 20th-century American artists, including Jasper Johns. This national exhibition, juried by Eileen P. Goldenberg,will feature some of the most renowned artists working in this medium today and will provide an arena for educating other artists and students about the past and possibilities of working in wax. 

2 thoughts on ““Working in Wax”

  1. Lynda

    Beautiful and ethereal…

    I too work in encaustics, but my paintings are very different… it’s always a treat to come across another
    encaustic painter. Thanks for sharing!


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