Encaustic Portfolio

Birch Trees on the Shore
Birch Trees on the Shore

Encaustic on Board 24x48 5250.00

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Osprey on the Nest
Osprey on the Nest

Encaustic on Board 8x10 825.00

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Sentry Crow
Sentry Crow

Encaustic on Board 12x24 1050.00

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Autumn Birch with a Crow
Autumn Birch with a Crow

Encaustic on Board 18x18 1500.00

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Autumn Ginkgo
Autumn Ginkgo

Encaustic on Board 6x6 200.00

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Lichen on Granite
Lichen on Granite

Encaustic on Board 24x12 1700.00

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Birds Eye, Scarborough Marsh
Birds Eye, Scarborough Marsh

Encaustic on Board 18x18 1100.00

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Heart Rock
Heart Rock

Encaustic on Board 12x12 950.00

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Two Crows in the Snow
Two Crows in the Snow

Encaustic on Board 24x48 4100.00

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Bee Gathering Lavender Pollen
Bee Gathering Lavender Pollen

Encaustic on Board 11x14 1250.00

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Bees Gathering Lavender Pollen
Bees Gathering Lavender Pollen

DETAIL Encaustic on Board

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Wilderland Little Littles
Wilderland Little Littles

Encaustic on Board 5x5 200.00 each

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Marsh Heron
Marsh Heron

Encaustic on Board 30x20 2200.00

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Breezy Queen Annes Lace IV
Breezy Queen Annes Lace IV

Encaustic on Board 10x10 550.00

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Egret in the Marsh
Egret in the Marsh

10x10 Encaustic + Graphite on Board 825.00

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Dragonflies at the Dunes
Dragonflies at the Dunes

Encaustic on Board 10x10 825.00

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Kingfisher
Kingfisher

10x10 Encaustic + Oil Pastels on Board 825.00

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Floating Seagrass
Floating Seagrass

Encaustic on Board 16x20 1150.00

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Autumn Crow in Birch Forest
Autumn Crow in Birch Forest

18x18 Encaustic on Panel 1500.00

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2 Heron Feathers and a Fortune
2 Heron Feathers and a Fortune

Encaustic on Board 20x30 SOLD

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Queen Annes Lace
Queen Annes Lace

Sold.

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Fresh Water Marsh Cattails
Fresh Water Marsh Cattails

Encaustic on Board 8x8 350.00

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Scarborough Marsh
Scarborough Marsh

Encaustic on Board 6x6 200.00

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Shell on the Shore, Dali Perspective
Shell on the Shore, Dali Perspective

Encaustic on Board 23x16 2400.00 Antique Frame

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Dune Grass on the Shore
Dune Grass on the Shore

Encaustic on Board 39x26 3900.00 Antique Frame

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Lobster/ Casco Bay
Lobster/ Casco Bay

Mixed Media Encaustic on Board 10x10 550.00

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Heron in the Marsh
Heron in the Marsh

Encaustic on Board 16x16 1250.00

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Heron
Heron

Private Collection

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Queen Annes Lace, Breezy Meadow
Queen Annes Lace, Breezy Meadow

Encaustic on Board 18x24 1800.00

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Queen Annes Lace in the Moonlight
Queen Annes Lace in the Moonlight

Encaustic on Board 6x6 Private Collection

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Caring for your Encaustic Art.

This piece of art was created with

Beeswax + Damar Resin and Pigments.

Encaustic (to paint with fire) is a process/Technique

of painting that is 4000 years old.

 

How to care for your Encaustic Painting:

Keep out of direct sun, like any piece of art.

Do not leave in a hot car, ever.

Wrap with wax paper and put between two pieces of cardboard if you need to ship or move your piece, this will keep it from becoming scratched.

This piece is made of wax, it will chip and scratch if it comes into contact with hard edged objects.

Every few months polish your piece with the balls of your fingers, it will bring up a sheen that can be reflective and shiny.

Thank you.

I appreciate your support of the arts.

kdb

Maine Encaustic Artist kdb and Encaustic Art.

Encaustic Painting is a medium that is 4000 years old. It is true alchemy. Bees Wax mixed with Damar Resin+ Pigments, heated to 200 degrees, making it liquid. Many layers of heated encaustic medium and pigments are applied with a natural bristle brush, it is then fused with a heat gun, painting layer upon layer until the piece is finished. All of my work is done on Cradled Birch Board as Encaustic needs a firm, non-bendable substrate or the wax will crack. Some pieces are carved right into the wax creating Encaustic Etchings.

Nature is my Muse and molten Bees Wax is one of my favorite mediums.

I became interested in Encaustic painting in 2008. I studied for several years and started Encaustic Painting in 2010. I am in love with this very warm, medium that smells like honey. It is always a joy to be in my Encaustic Studio.

Over the years I have discovered many things about painting with hot wax. Layers and layers of Encaustic medium and pigments, fused one on top of the next to create a depth that I have not found in other mediums. I like the mysterious look of graphite particles suspended in clear medium layered over a creamy or stark white background. I have also played and worked with the melding of two mediums, embedding photographs or doing photo transfers with my images. The effect is stunning and always a bit of a surprise, depending on the image. I have also created very large pieces, 4ftx2ft, which is 8 sq. ft. of wax.

Etching into the somewhat cooled wax is something I really love. I use a fine needle like tool to scratch onto the surface of the wax. Sometimes I then add Oil Pastel into the crevices and also onto the surface to create the tight scenes of birds, bees, trees and other inspirations from the natural world.

I have been studying, creating and showing my Encaustic Artwork for almost a decade here in Maine.

kdb - Maine Encaustic Artist.