Beyond Letters

Tree of Life


This encaustic painting features a lone tree set against the backdrop of How Great Thou Art -- a symbol of hope and faith.  It is comprised of multiple layers of clear and pigmented wax resulting in a sculptural, multi-dimensional work. An image transfer is encased within the wax layers, and pastel and ink were added to render fine details as the layers were added. A custom blend of beeswax and damar resin adds a translucency to give the artwork a glow and depth.

The overall artwork size is 3-1/2" x 3-1/2", and it is mounted in an 8" x 8" handcrafted shadowbox. The hymn page for How Great Thou Art is mounted on the inside of the box.

Also included is an encaustic care card which tells about the encaustic process, history, and how to care for your new encaustic painting.

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