Thursday, December 13, 2012

"Breezy" 12"x12" figurative encaustic Janet Amundson-Splidsboel

"Breezy"  is painted from my imagination, and is an example of why I paint and draw often from the live model.  When painting with molten, pigmented beeswax (encaustic) such as this painting, each time I add new wax I fuse it into the underneath layers with a propane torch, therefore the hot wax is moving about much of the time. Suddenly a figure's hand might be where the elbow should be. With knowledge of the live figure in my mind, using the propane torch I can move the wax back into credible positions when necessary.  This 12"x12" encaustic painting is in a wide gold frame.  -Janet Amundson-Splidsboel


  1. Lovely painting. I completely understand how figures move under the torch!

    1. Yes, it's hard to explain to someone who doesn't do it but I know you well understand. Thanks, Ezshwan.