Roots #1 - new encaustic painting

Roots #1
Encaustic, Image Transfer, & Oil Pastel on Cradled Panel
8" x 8" (20.32 cm x 20.32 cm)
January 2009

Now available in my
Etsy Shop or through

The idea for "Roots #1" came from a painting trade that I did with the Etsy Beeswax Team. Our theme
 was 'sharing' and I had just started using tree imagery in my work. I loved the thought of a set of trees sharing roots together; living off the nutrients that they were sharing with each other. Much like being a member of a team!

The image of the tree is a transfer of one of my photographs onto the encaustic. These are trees from my backyard that I stare at from my studio window.  The roots are carved into the wax with a tool, revealing the color of the board and wax underneath.  I love drawing into the wax this way-- just like painting with wax, you never know what's going to happen!

I've also just started painting on Masters Baroque panels and they are so silky smooth to paint on-- I'm so loving these and Brian is loving them, too, because that means he doesn't have to help me build my own!  They are affordable, great quality, and come in many square sizes!  I love being a square :)

4 Responses to Roots #1 - new encaustic painting

  1. i still have not sucessfully done an image transfer...yours looks amazing! ( love the blue of the sky too)

  2. Lauren says:

    mmm I love square art! And trees and roots...this is a beautiful piece!

  3. ben says:

    do you know what the largest size these panels are produced in?

  4. Hi Ben-- The largest I've seen was about 20 inches or so. But I actually just switched over to Elephant Painting Panels from Artists & Craftsman which come really really really big-- just give them a call for larger sizes that aren't on their site:

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