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The old guy (16 x 12 inches / 41 x 30 cm), my latest encaustic on panel, part of my people in public spaces series.

For this encaustic painting, my aim was to experiment with my new tacking iron as a way to fuse the painted wax in layers.    The painting contains many layers of wax and, in addition to the tacking iron, I incised the wax to emphasize the drawing and completed the fusing with my heat gun.

For anyone interested in encaustic techniques, I recommend the blog site of Jonathan Parks entitled ParksArtworks / Encaustic Resources, which contains a wealth of information on the technique and history of encaustics.

I purchased my tacking iron from the very reliable Canadian firm Talbot Arts .



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