I like to create art that resonates with the quieter, more reflective
nature of our being. Voluminous clouds, lapping waves, or a stooped, solitary tree evoke a momentary desire for contemplation and solitude.
It seeks to connect at a deeper level.
Also known as encaustics, this ancient medium is made of beeswax, colored pigment and resin. The paint is melted at 200F and applied in 6–20 layers onto wood. Each layer is fused to the layer beneath with a blow torch, heat gun or craft iron. Encaustics are magnificently translucent with a tactile quality like no other.
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What are Cold Wax Paintings?
Cold wax medium is also made of beeswax, but with the addition of a small amount of solvent to create a paste-like consistency. It is used at room temperature, with no fusing or heat applied. Cold wax paintings do not have the high gloss sheen of encaustics, but the matte finish imparts a sophisticated allure all its own.
About the Artist
Victoria Angelique Primicias is a 25-year graphic design veteran whose work has been recognized in the American Institute of Graphic Arts publications, Print magazine, Communication Arts magazine, and more. She holds a BA in Fine Art History from the University of Toronto and Graphic Design from George Brown College. Read more >