Garden Party VIII by Carrie Goller
Part of the artist's textural, colorful Garden Party series.
encaustic on wood panel
30" x 40" with 1.5” edge profile stained dark brown
ready to hang, no framing is necessary
WHAT IS ENCAUSTIC?
First used by the Greeks over 2000 years ago, encaustic (beeswax medium) is one of the earliest known forms of painting.
Painting with encaustic involves melting, applying, then heat fusing layers of beeswax mixed with various mediums. The technique generates a luminous, rich surface that brings visual beauty and depth to the wax. Impervious to moisture, these pieces need not be varnished or put under glass.
Carrie Goller interprets this ancient medium into contemporary works. Illuminated in brilliant color or delicate opalescence, her compositions encompass oversized serene seascapes & landscapes, to tiny whimsical country scenes. Goller states, "I do not consider myself an 'encaustic artist', although I have instructed and work in that method. I am an artist that works in a variety of media; encaustic just happens to be one of them. The idea and expression of the work inspires me more than the technique itself."