Flowing Tides


Flowing Tides

Feel the rush of the waves crashing, the ebb and flow as the sea races towards the shore – always in a hurry!

This painting is created by the encaustic process or hot wax painting with coloured pigments.  It contains beeswax and damar resin.  It is a particularly satisfying medium to use and the drying process is very quick.  You can use many tools, scrapers and brushes to shape the medium and a blow torch or heat gun to move the wax around the surface.  This allows the colours to merge and blend in a most unique way. Scraping back previous layers allows the beauty of the underpainting to peek through and adds to the overall textured layers.

I loved creating this painting – I love the sea!


Frequently Asked Questions:

Is this an original painting?

Yes, this painting is an original encaustic wax painting created by me, Donna McGee and it contains my signature on the back.

Is the painting ready to hang?

Yes, the painting is presented in a white wooden frame with double mount and has a chord on the back making it ready to hang.  All you need is the picture hook on the wall for placement.

What are the measurements of the painting?

The measurements of the painting are 12 x 12 inches on hard board.  Overall size 19 x 19 inches including the frame.

What is encaustics?

Encaustic is a Greek word meaning “to heat or burn in” (enkaustikos). Heat is used throughout the process, from melting the beeswax and varnish to fusing the layers of wax. Encaustic consists of natural bees wax and dammar resin (crystallized tree sap).

What are the care instructions?

This encaustic painting needs to breathe and if the surface looks in any way dull, it can be buffed up with a soft material e.g nylon stockings, and this will bring up a shine to the surface.

They are suited to outdoors.

Keep away from direct heat.

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