Circle Within Circles, 8"x8", metal print of encaustic painting
This image (Circle Within Circles111) was created by using the ancient process of encaustic painting which can be traced back to the Greeks and Egyptians. First Cathy lays down a layer of hot wax medium on a rigid, porous surface. She then uses a propane torch and/or electric heat gun to fuse the layer of wax medium onto the board. The first two layers are usually clear wax medium. Pigment (color) is added to subsequent layers. Each layer is lightly fused together. Cathy spreads shellac onto the final layer. When it is nearly dry, she uses a torch to burn the shellac into delicate patterns.
Once the painting has cured for about a day. Cathy uses a soft cotton cloth to buff the painting to a lustrous shine.
8"x8" metal print of encaustic (wax) painting
high gloss finish
1/8" rounded corners
float mount hanger (print floats 1/2" off wall)