Encaustic Painting

Paintings with Heated Wax Pigments

Encaustic painting is a wax based paint composed of  beeswax, resin and pigment. The paint sticks are heated on a surface (hot plate) and the liquid wax is painted with a brush on an inflexible surface (wood, masonite, ceramic, etc.). Once the wax is applied to the surface, it is re-heated again (with a heat gun) to “fuse” the surface. Encaustic can be carved, scraped, layered, collaged, modeled, sculpted, textured, polished to a gloss surface and combined with oil, pastel, charcoal and other media. It is an incredibly, exploratory, creative process.

Opposing Clouds: encaustic painting by New York artist Gloria Rabinowitz Pink Sky, Trees, Blue Earth: Encaustic painting by Gloria Rabinowitz Black Trees Red/Blue Bushes: encaustic painting by Gloria Rabinowitz Yellow Road: Encaustic by Gloria Rabinowitz Clouds, Green Mountains, Red Earth: encaustic by New York artist Gloria Rabinowitz Dark black, Redgold: encaustic by New York artist Gloria Rabinowitz Johnson Vermont Road: encaustic by New York Artist Gloria Rabinowitz Layer Upon Layer: encaustic by New York artist Gloria Rabinowitz Trees and Dreams: encaustic by New York artist Gloria Rabinowitz West 4th Street: encaustic by New York artist Gloria Rabinowitz