Encaustic

Welcome to the Encaustic Gallery and the world of encaustic art.

The art of traditional encaustic is purified beeswax and damar crystals melted together in a medium that is then used to layer over paper, rag board, hardboard, panels of 1/4" high quality Baltic birch plywood to paint images or enhance mixed media. The original art in this gallery includes Asian inspired contemporary and mixed media pieces using the encaustic medium. In order for the use of waxes to qualify as true encaustic each new layer must be heat fused with a heat gun or torch. Decorative lightfast handmade papers, waxed linen threads, and assorted objects may be embedded to further enrich the projects. Use of oil sticks, india ink and opaque colored waxes allow for unlimited experimentation. Texture is a huge element in encaustic art regardless of it being visual--as with smooth embedded layers--or tactile--as with physically variable layers.

The addition of the damar crystals hardens the wax surface allowing it to be dusted, cleaned, shipped and hung on any wall year round. As with any fine art it is advised to keep it out of temperature extremes such as direct sunlight or freezing cold. Thoroughly coated paintings do not require glass and most contemporary encaustics paintings are on deep panel boxes called cradles, are suspended on platforms in float frames, or in a sink mount frame as seen in the Frames Room this site.

Click on any thumbnail image to view an enlargement with details and price.

FlowerFantasy1
FlowerFantasy2
GreyTile
GreenTones
Flower Fantasy I
11"x11"
Flower Fantasy II
11"x11"
Grey Tile
6"x6"
Green Tones
10"x10"
GreenPoppy1
GreenPoppy2
GreenTile
PurpleFlair
Green Poppy I
7-1/2"x7-1/2"
Green Poppy II
7-1/2"x7-1/2"
Green Tile
6"x6"
Purple Flair
10"x10"
FlowerPanel1
FlowerPanel2
Washed Poppy Panel
6"x12"
Poppy Panel
6"x12"
FlowerTile1
FlowerTile2
FlowerTile3
FlowerTile4
Flower Tile I
6"x6"
Flower Tile II
6"x6"
Flower Tile III
6"x6"
Flower Tile IV
6"x6"
AlpsAtSunrise
MountainMeadows
PondOfDreams
Sand&Surf
Alps at Sunrise
6"x6"
Mountain Meadows
6"x6"
Pond of Dreams
6"x6"
Sand & Surf
6"x6"
SpiritWithin
BeachCliffs
Crystals&Shadows
Feathers&Foam
Spirit Within
6"x6"
Beach Cliffs
6"x6"
Crystal & Shadows
6"x6"
Feathers & Foam
6"x6"
PrivateJourney
BridgeToNowhere
Turbulence
AfterSunset
Private Journey
6"x6"
Bridge To Nowhere
6"x6"
Turbulence
6"x6"
After Sunset
6"x6"
BeforeTheEclipse
OnTheLake
Before the Eclipse
6"x6"
On the Lake
6"x6"
WordsOverTea
ResistingSunset
Tangled
PersonalWeb
Words Over Tea
7-1/2"x7-1/2"
Resisting Sunset
6"x6"
Tangled
6"x6"
Personal Web
6"x6"
Mojave
IntoTheNight
InDreams
RoundnRound
Mojave
10"x10"
Into The Night
10"x10"
In Dreams
10"x10"
Round 'n Round
14"x14"
CarvedLeaf1
CarvedLeaf2
GildedSquares1
GildedSquares2
Carved Banana Leaf I
10"x10"
Carved Banana Leaf II
10"x10"
Gilded Squares I
10"x10"
Gilded Squares II
10"x10"
Study1
Study2
Study3
Study4
Self Study I
9"x9"
Self Study II
9"x9"
Self Study III
9"x9"
Self Study IV
9"x9"
LandscapeDusk
LandscapeFog
LandscapeHorizon
LandscapeMorning
Dusk
4"x4"
Fog
4"x4"
Horizon
4"x4"
Morning-SOLD
4"x4"
LandscapeRainforest
LandscapeRicePaddy
LandscapeSurf
LandscapeYangtzee
Rainforest
4"x4"
Rice Paddy
4"x4"
Surf
4"x4"
Yangtze
4"x4"
EmbeddedFortune
EmbeddedFriendship
EmbeddedWisdom
InThought
Embedded Fortune
10"x10"
Embedded Friendship
10"x10"
Embedded Wisdom
10"x10"
In Thought
10"x14"
GlimmerOfHope
InterpretiveJourney
StairsToReality
InThought
Glimmer of Hope
11-1/2"x11-1/2"
Interpretive Journey
11-1/2"x11-1/2"
Stairs to Reality
11"x11"
In Thought
10"x14"
Encaustic4
Encaustic5
Encaustic6
Encaustic7
Encaustic IV-SOLD
12"x12"
Encaustic V
12"x12"
Encaustic VI
12"x12"
Encaustic VII
12"x12"
Sunflower
SunflowerSeed
Monoline
Opacity
Sunflower
10"x10"
Sunflower Seed
11"x11"
Monoline
11"x11"
Opacity
12"x12"
Encaustic3
RedWater
RedSquare1
RedSquare2
Encaustic III-SOLD
12"x12"
Red Water
15"x22"
Red Square I
10"x10"
Red Square II
10"x10"
Success
Landscape1
Landscape2
Landscape3
Success-SOLD
10"x10"
Landscape I
10"x10"
Landscape II
10"x10"
Landscape III
10"x10"

Designs Ink
Designs Ink Art
Designs Ink Publishing
785 Tucker Road
Suite G-183
Tehachapi
California
93561
P: 661.821.2188

Chris A. Paschke, CPF GCF CMG
Artist
Calligrapher
Designer
Educator
Consultant
Licensing
Framer

Designs Ink, Designs Ink Publishing, its logo and all original artworks are copyrighted
and may not be reproduced in any way or for any reason without the express written consent of Chris A. Paschke

Website updated weekly by Chris A. Paschke
info@designsinkart.com