This encaustic triptych was created using 3 canvas' measuring 25 cm x 50 cm. I used plaster of paris bandage as a base over the canvas to give the canvas some support, as otherwise the wax would have cracked off the canvas. The plaster allowed for enough support for the wax and also allowed for cracking to occur, to give a more detailed background. I used strips of plaster bandage to create vertical and horizontal lines. A wash of burnt umber acrylic paint was painted over the dried plaster. The burnt umber settled into the cracks in the plater adding more background detail. Rusty wire was used to create the hearts, which were embedded into the wax. Pan pastels were used to create shading. Home made encaustic medium was used throughout the process creating layers.
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