This encaustic painting features a humpback whale's spectacular fluke, inspired by a lucky moment when we were able to watch a migration from the shore. 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 2" x 3-1/2", and it is mounted in a 5" x 7" handcrafted shadowbox.
Also included is an encaustic care card which tells about the encaustic process, history, and how to care for your new encaustic painting.