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I make my own encaustic paint—a mixture of raw pigments and beeswax, together with small proportions of damar resin, carnauba, and microcrystalline waxes that impart a degree of flexibility and resilience to the surface. The greatest advantage of making the paint is that I control the pigment load, and thus can adjust the relative opacity or transparency of the medium. Once the wax is heated to a molten state, I brush the paint onto a panel and alternate between building layers, fusing with heat, scraping and carving with various tools, and refining the surface with solvents. Surfaces are often achieved by veiling strong color structures with translucent layers of wax.

Song From Before
encaustic on 16 panels
29" x 90"
2012
Through a Glass Darkly (no. 3)
encaustic on 8 panels
21" x 34"
2012
Bounce (Yellow)
encaustic and acrylic on panel
24" x 14.5"
2012
Full Fathom Five
encaustic on 5 panels
12.2" x 58"
2012
Equinox
encaustic on 10 panels
21" x 52"
2012
 Prelude no. 1
encaustic on 12 panels
34" x 46"
2012
Prelude no. 2
encaustic on 20 panels
46" x 36.5"
2012
Winter Light
encaustic on 20 panels
52" x 66"
2012
Sequence no. 1
encaustic on panel
14.2" x 42.2"
Sequence no. 2
encaustic on panel
14.2" x 42.2"
Etude no. 21
encaustic on panel
8" x 16"
2012
Etude no. 12
encaustic on panel
10.2" x 16.2"
2012
Etude no. 18, Voices
encaustic on panel
10.2" x 32.2"
2012
Etude no. 4
encaustic on panel
8" x 16"
2012
Etude no. 27
encaustic on panel
12.5" x 26"
2012
Etude no. 19
encaustic on panel
10.2" x 24.2"
2012
Etude no. 10
encaustic on panel
10.2" x 16.2"
2012
Etude no. 5
encaustic on panel
16.2" x 8.2"
2012
Etude no. 2
encaustic on panel
8" x 16"
2012
Etude no. 3
encaustic on panel
16.2" x 8.2"
2012
Etude no. 1
encaustic on panel
8" x 16"
2012
Etude no. 15
encaustic on panel
10.5" x 22"
2012
Etude no. 8
encaustic on panel
10.2" x 16.2"
2012
Etude no. 13
encaustic on panel
8.2" x 16.2"
2012
Etude no. 22
encaustic on panel
17.5" x 8.5"
2012
Etude no. 29
encaustic on panel
16.2" x 8.2"
2012
Etude no. 26
encaustic on panel
16.2" x 8.2"
2012
Etude no.14
encaustic on panel
10.2" x 17"
2012
False Start
encaustic on panel
8" x 48"
2012