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      • Exhibition-Southwest Florida Wax Photo #1
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      December 12, 2019

      Thursday   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

      10150 Bonita Beach Road Southeast
      Bonita Springs, Florida 34135

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      Exhibition-Southwest Florida Wax

      December 2019 – February 2020
      Southwest Florida Wax
      December 12, 2019 – February 15, 2020
      Artwork Receiving: Monday, December 9, 10am-noon
      Opening Reception: Thursday, December 12, 6-8pm
      Artwork Pickup: Monday, February 17, 10am-noon

      The mission of SWFL WAX is to promote, inspire and support the varied interests of encaustic artists in SW Florida.

      Encaustic is a Greek work (enkaustikos) which means “to heat or burn in” Heat is used to melt the beeswax, damar resin and pigments and to fuse the layers of wax. The technique of mixing pigment and wax and then heating the wax creates a vibrant luminosity. The Egyptians and Greeks used this medium to paint murals, funeral portraits and ships. Encaustic today is used in a more contemporary way through paintings, photography, sculpture and mixed media.

      There is also a cold wax process. The most significant difference between hot wax and cold wax is that the wax in the encaustic paints must be molten to work with and in cold wax painting there is no heat involved. Cold wax medium is basically beeswax mixed with a small amount of solvent and resin which forms a soft paste. The cold wax paste is mixed into oil paint. Cold wax adds body, transparency and depth to oil paint. It also speeds up drying time and increases the paint’s workability.

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