Bees: Wax

[Natural beeswax, Australian ochres, green earth, clover ink, pine ink on traditional gesso on 640gsm archival paper]


In Ancient Egypt wax (mostly from bees) was used by artists to temper their pigments for the method known as encaustic. In later centuries when painters still made their own paint, they would add the wax to their egg temperas and oil paints to act as an extender or to function as an interface between the resins and oils.


A4 size Australian Hand-Made Tasmanian Oak Timber Frame

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Bees: Wax