ENCAUSTIC WAX

 

Encaustic wax is an ancient painting technique which originated in Egypt on icons such as the Fayum mummy portraits, between 100-300 AD. It was also used for mural paintings by the Ancient Greeks but then seems to have been more or less abandoned until a brief revival in the 18th and 19 th centuries. More recently a re-emergence took place in the 20th century when it was used by artists such as Jasper Johns in his famous painting of the American Flag.

 

Encaustic painting involves using a mixture of melted beeswax to which coloured pigments are added. It can also contain damar resin or linseed oil, for example.

Various tools are used for diverse results. Metal tools such as miniature irons, styluses with various attachments, hot air guns, and hot plates can be used individually or together, depending on the desired effect.

I particularly love its magical quality and the range of visual styles you can create. Discovery has no limits and no two pieces of work with encaustic wax will ever be the same.

 
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Here is a selection of my Encaustic Wax Paintings

Please click on the images to view enlarged

 

 

ATLANTIS

 

My vision of Atlantis … a territory swallowed up by the seas, destruction, immersion.

What other medium than the ancient encaustic wax method could I have chosen to depit such an ancient legend …

I loved the process, layering, mining the wax, blues and silver in alternance, working the textures to create volume, sucking you into the deep of the sea in the search of this lost city.

 

Original Encaustic Wax Painting

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A RUSTY DOOR IN JAFFA

 

Exploring Jaffa Port a few years ago, meandering through its winding alleyways, stoned building and cobbled lanes, I suddenly stopped, entranced by a rusty door and its patterns and textures.

You sometimes see beauty in the least expected things and my fascination with it led me to recreate a personal vision in encaustic wax.

 

Original Encaustic Wax Painting

Using also Encaustic Wax Medium and Dry Pigments

Dimensions: 20,5 cm x 25,5 cm 

 

£195

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

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WILD WILD WILD

 

This is a very spontaenous piece of work inspired by some very loud music! 

I made wide swiping movements to build up texture, using different colours across the cradled board and then worked in oil bars.

The overall piece has a circular movement to it and the colours sit proud of the base layer.

The sides of the cradled board are painted black.

 

Original Encaustic Wax Painting

& Oil Bars

Dimensions: 48,5 cm x 48,5 cm 

 

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UNTITLED 2

 

"Cheerful" painting with bright colours!
In this piece of work, I used stencils to create various layers, swaying backwards and forwards across the panel, as if dancing.

I created this painting using alcohol inks and encaustic wax.

I chose to have this mixed media painting framed without glass.

 

Encaustic Wax & Alcohol Ink

Dimensions: 31,5 cm x 31,5 cm

Framed

 

£450

 

 

 

 

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Coral Sea Spirit - Encaustic Wax Painting - by Anne Berendt

CORAL SEA SPIRIT

 

Relaxing and dreamy music accompanied me whilst I was creating this painting and remembering a holiday on a tropical island, the warm undulating seas and the beauty of the corals.

This painting is float framed onto matt black moulding.

 

Original Encaustic Wax Painting

with Shellac Burn

Dimensions: 33,5 cm x 33,5 cm Framed

 

£495

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Aquatic Uprising - Encaustic Wax Painting - by Anne Berendt

AQUATIC UPRISING

 

I love the sea, its colours, the life emanating from its movement, its raw energy.

The sea is another world and I felt carried along by it while working.

It has a mind of its own, like me ... and can suddenly swirl and rise!

This painting is float framed onto matt black moulding.

 

Original Encaustic Wax Painting

Dimensions: 33,5 cm x 33,5 cm Framed

 

£495

 

 

 

 

 

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THE PASSAGE OF TIME

 

Discovering the ancient fortress of Massada a few years ago was a revelation in many ways.  The harsh conditions there were offset by the soft subtle colours of the rocks and the peacefulness of the underground chambers.  

I used an encaustic collage with built up textures to depict the excavations and their setting in wilderness.

 

 

Original Encaustic Wax Painting

Dimensions: 33,5 cm x 33,5 cm Framed

 

£465

 

 

 

 

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SOCIABLE ANONYMITY

 

 

The journey of this piece of work started with a photo I took.  A few people were socializing around tables.  The glass between us was frosted, which made the scene more interesting to me.  Who were they?  What were they talking about?

In our modern days of social media where everything is public, this picture illustrates the divide between our social nature and our abstraction from the world around us.

Photo encaustic, enhanced by pan pastels was the natural choice of media to illustrate the scene.

 

Original Encaustic Wax Painting

 Float mounted

                                                                  Dimensions: 23.5 cm x 28.5cm Framed

£160

 

 

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The Heat of the Moment - Encaustic Wax Painting - by Anne Berendt

THE HEAT OF THE MOMENT

 

I chose a colour scheme of reds,

evoking heat and shaped it with silver. 

It has been painted on special glossy encaustic card.

The silver becomes a pathway through the heat, each offering a different journey through the painting.

This picture expresses  that precise moment when all dreams are possible.

 

Original Encaustic Wax Painting

Dimensions: 56 cm x 43 cm Framed

 

£545  Sold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Deep Blue Sea - Encaustic Wax Painting - by Anne Berendt

DEEP BLUE SEA

 

This painting is based on my continuing fascination with the sea where the blue depths elicit the depths of one's own imagination.

To me, the blues depict deeper water, fighting against the raucous riptide represented by glimpses of silver.

Like the mazes drawn by the crests among the waves, we can also see it as a reflection of the multitude of avenues or paths available to us in life.

  

Original Encaustic Wax Painting

Float mounted

Dimensions: 55 cm x 43 cm Framed

 

£545

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Masked Ball - Encaustic Wax Painting - by Anne Berendt

THE MASKED BALL

 

Original Encaustic Wax Painting

Float mounted

Dimensions: 55 cm x 43 cm Framed

 

NFS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Seascape - Encaustic Wax Painting - by Anne Berendt

 SEASCAPE

 

My love for blues and greens stems from a love of the sea.

A true townie through and through, I was born and raised in Paris.  A beautiful city and one which doubtless piqued my early creativity, but I loved my childhood holidays which took me to the coast, a true privilege that is etched in my 

memory.  Ever since leaving Paris, I have lived by the sea and it has inspired a lot of my work.

In this one, the blues of the sea dance with the greens and silvers, reminiscent of a riptide with white horses - an impromptu and everchanging dance, my seascape.

    

 

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                                                                          Float mounted

                                                                          Dimensions: 26.8 cm x 32 cm Framed

 

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Inferno - Original Encaustic Wax Painting - by Anne Berendt

INFERNO

 

I created this piece whilst listening to a particularly inspirational piece of music.

The warm palette seemed particularly appropriate and I found myself moving the encaustic iron in harmony to the music.

The colours danced out of the background and evoked the heat of a fire, a flaming inferno.

I am proud to say that "Enkausticos", a major supplier of encaustic wax products chose this piece to appear in an exclusive collection of theirs entitled "Encaustic Art".

Hope you like it too!

 

 

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                                                                                                 Dimensions: 26.8 cm x 32 cm 

                                                                                                

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Tendrils - Original Wax Painting - by Anne Berendt

 

TENDRILS

 

Like a lot of my work, Tendrils was inspired by music, heartwarming music, which drove the predominantly warm colours - red and orange tones.

The musically inspired movement, swirling shapes and flower-like patterns mimic a plant extending its tendrils as it reaches out for sustenance and life.

 

Original Encaustic Wax Painting

Dimensions: 43 cm x 36 cm Framed

 

£380

  

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Deeper & Deeper 1 - Original Encaustic Wax Painting - by Anne Berendt

 

DEEPER & DEEPER 1

 

This is painting #1 of a collection of 3 which are all about digging further and further into our search for the right path in life.  I played with the lines and inverted colours, experimenting with patterns and negative shapes.

 

Each painting revealed its third dimension - depth and they are all available individually or as a trio.

 

Original Encaustic Wax Painting

Dimensions: 25 cm x 39.5 cm Framed

 

£295 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Deeper & deeper 2 - Original Wax Painting - by Anne Berendt

 

DEEPER & DEEPER 2

 

This is painting #2 of a collection of 3 which are all about digging further and further into our search for the right path in life.  I played with the lines and inverted colours, experimenting with patterns and negative shapes.

 

Each painting revealed its third dimension - depth and they are all available individually or as a trio.

 

Original Encaustic Wax Painting

Dimensions: 25 cm x 39.5 cm Framed

 

£295 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Deeper & Deeper 3 - Original Encaustic Wax Painting - by Anne Berendt

DEEPER & DEEPER 3 

 

This is painting #3 of a collection of 3 which are all about digging further and further into our search for the right path in life.  I played with the lines and inverted colours, experimenting with patterns and negative shapes.

In this one, I went so far as to cut the original into geometric shapes, which I positioned and repositioned, seeking the right path.

 

Each painting revealed its third dimension - depth and they are all available individually or as a trio.

 

 

Original Encaustic Wax Painting

Dimensions: 30 cm x 43 cm Framed

 

£295 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Whirlpool - Encaustic Wax Painting - by Anne Berendt

Whirlpool

Original Encaustic Wax Painting

Dimensions: 25,5 cm x 20,5 cm

 

£280

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Untitled Red - Resined Encaustic Wax Painting - by Anne Berendt

UNTITLED RED

Resined Encaustic Wax Painting

Float framed

Dimensions: 18,5 cm x 23,5 cm Framed

 

£130

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Untitled Purple - Resined Encaustic Wax Painting- by Anne Berendt

UNTITLED PURPLE

Resined Encaustic Wax Painting

Float framed

Dimensions: 18,5 cm x 23,5 cm Framed

 

£130

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sea Anemones - Encaustic Wax Painting - by Anne Berendt

SEA ANEMONES

Original Encaustic Wax Painting

Dimensions (unframed):

27,5 cm x 40 cm

    

SOLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Spring Tide - Encaustic Wax Painting - by Anne Berendt

        SPRING TIDE

       Original Encaustic Wax Painting

       On Canvas & resined

       Dimensions: 25 cm x 35 cm

    

       POA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Evasion - Encaustic Wax Painting - by Anne Berendt

 

EVASION

Available as Limited Edition Prints of 50:

Giclee Print, Canvas Print or mounted on Floater Frames

 

SOLD: 2

AVAILABLE: 48

POA

 

 

 

 

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Bright Foliage - Encaustic Wax Painting - by Anne Berendt

BRIGHT FOLIAGE

Available as Limited Edition Prints of 50:

Giclee Print, Canvas Print or mounted on Floater Frames

 

POA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Autumn Foliage - Encaustic Wax Painting - by Anne Berendt

 

AUTUMN FOLIAGE

Available as Limited Edition Prints of 50:
Giclee Print, Canvas Print or mounted on Floater Frames

 

SOLD: 1

AVAILABLE: 49

 

POA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Mask - Encaustic Wax Painting - by Anne Berendt

THE MASK

Original Encaustic Wax Painting

 

SOLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nebula - Original Wax Painting - by Anne Berendt

 

NEBULA

Original Encaustic Wax Painting

Dimensions: 42 cm x 34 cm Framed

 

£140

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Surreal Journey - Giclee Print from Original Wax Painting - by Anne Berendt

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SURREAL JOURNEY

Giclee Print from Original Encaustic Wax Painting
Limited Edition of 50

Dimensions: 54 cm x 40 cm Framed

 

£160 

 

Also available on Canvas Print or mounted on Floater Frames - POA

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La vie en bleu - Giclee Print from Original Wax Painting - by Anne Berendt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LA VIE EN BLEU

Framed Giclee Print from Original Encaustic Wax Painting

Limited Edition of 50

Dimensions: 63.5 cm x 43 cm Framed

 

£160

 

Also available on Canvas Print or mounted on Floater Frames - POA

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Evasion - Encaustic wax painting - by Anne Berendt

FLOWER FANTASY

Available as Limited Edition Prints of 50:
Giclee Print, Canvas Print or mounted on Floater Frames

 

POA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Flower Fantasy 2 - Encaustic Wax Painting - by Anne Berendt

FLOWER FANTASY 2

Available as Limited Edition Prints of 50:

Giclee Print, Canvas Print or mounted on Floater Frames

 

POA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Flower Fantasy 3 - Encaustic Wax Painting - by Anne Berendt

FLOWER FANTASY 3

Available as Limited Edition Prints of 50:

Giclee Print, Canvas Print or mounted on Floater Frames

 

POA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Flower Fantasy 4 - Encaustic Wax Painting - by Anne Berendt

FLOWER FANTASY 4

Available as Limited Edition Prints of 50:

Giclee Print, Canvas Print or mounted on Floater Frames

 

POA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FlowerLa Vie en Bleu - Encaustic Wax Painting - by Anne Berendt

LA VIE EN BLEU

Available as Limited Edition Prints of 50:

Giclee Print, Canvas Print or mounted on Floater Frames

 

POA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Purple Haze - Encaustic Wax Painting - by Anne Berendt

PURPLE HAZE

Available as Limited Edition Prints of 50:

Giclee Print, Canvas Print or mounted on Floater Frames

 

POA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Surreal Journey - Encaustic Wax Painting - by Anne Berendt

SURREAL JOURNEY

Available as Limited Edition Prints of 50:

Giclee Print, Canvas Print or mounted on Floater Frames

 

POA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ragged Landscape - Encaustic Wax Painting - by Anne Berendt

RAGGED LANDSCAPE

Available as Limited Edition Prints of 50:

Giclee Print, Canvas Print or mounted on Floater Frames

 

POA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rushing Stream - Encaustic Wax Painting - by Anne Berendt

RUSHING STREAM

Available as Limited Edition Prints of 50:

Giclee Print, Canvas Print or mounted on Floater Frames

 

POA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Turbulence - Encaustic Wax Painting - by Anne Berendt

 

TURBULENCE

Available as Limited Edition Prints of 50:

Giclee Print, Canvas Print or mounted on Floater Frames

 

POA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shells - Encaustic Wax Painting Available - by Anne Berendt

SHELLS

Available as Limited Edition Prints of 50:

Giclee Print, Canvas Print or mounted on Floater Frames

 

POA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Comments: 1
  • #1

    Margaret Evelyn (Friday, 02 March 2018 11:40)

    Well done, Anne !
    Brilliant selection of your work ! You deserve it !