This piece is really an exploration of beauty - and the ability of music or even something as simple as the sound of rain on a rooftop to carry us away to another world, and another time. There is the beauty of the human form in ALL of its shapes, sizes, and various permutations. There is the beauty of nature in the botanical prints embedded in the encaustic. And there is the beauty of music, with musical notes scattered across her skin and in the verdant world she inhabits. And finally, there is the beauty of rain - the sound of rain falling and pattering on leaves as well as the abundant growth and life it makes possible.
Encaustic paint is a blend of filtered beeswax, natural tree resin, and pigment. It is an ancient medium, and archeologists have found encaustic artwork on wood and linen that's over 2000 years old, and in good condition. The tree resin raises the melting point of the wax, as well as making the final surface harder, shinier, and more durable. While some collectors new to encaustic have concerns regarding its fragility, the medium is actually quite strong and archival. Encaustic, like any fine art, is best displayed out of direct sunlight and in a room that is between 50 and 100 degrees Farenheit (10 to 38 degrees Celsius).
Instructions for care and cleaning are included with the purchase of any original painting.