This seascape is reminiscent of Lake Shore Drive in Chicago overlooking Lake Michigan. It is created with encaustics on a wooden birch panel.
Encaustic paintings are made with beeswax and damar, a natural tree resin. It's an ancient medium that began with the Romans 4,000 years ago and is now making a resurgence.
Encaustics have a transparent luminosity and tactile quality unparalleled in other media. Interesting textures are made with waxy layers that are scraped, incised and fused for effect.
Enjoy the shimmering qualities of "When Grey Matters" which can be readily captured in a canvas, paper or metal reproduction.
To learn more about Victoria's encaustic process, check out her blog at arte-cera.com/blog.
"I like to create art that resonates with the quieter, more reflective nature of our being. Voluminous clouds, lapping waves, or a stooped, solitary tree evoke a momentary desire for rumination and solitude. It seeks to connect at a deeper level." - Victoria Angelique Primicias
I paint with beeswax to create luminous and serene landscapes using a bernzomatic propane trigger-start blow torch, heat gun, hammer, screws and nails. To paraphrase Picasso--from destruction, creation.
Born in the sixties into a family of politicians, businessmen and IT geeks, there were no artists. Not one. I am the errant gene. Even before I could read, my idea of a blissful afternoon was to sprawl on the floor and mindlessly cut out newspaper ads I found...
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