Prince Edward County encaustic artist, Colleen Green, paints whimsical villages, landscapes and figures using the ancient technique of painting with melted beeswax mixed with oil paint and demar resin.
Growing up in the small town of Maynooth, Ontario Colleen spent many hours drawing, creating and making art. Living in Niagara-on the-Lake, Colleen spent 15 years attending the Tuesday night Life Drawing classes. She came to the County in 2000 and in 2009 took a course in Encaustic painting. She really enjoyed the medium and has been painting with beeswax and sharing her work with her family and friends ever since.
Colleen was a guest artist at Gallery 121 in Belleville, and has been a guest artist on the Rednersville Road Art Tour for 5 years. She has been juried into Art in the County and she was a guest artist at Andara Gallery for the 2019 studio tour.
Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, is a form of painting that involves a heated wax medium to which colored pigments have been added. The molten mix is applied to a surface, usually prepared wood, though canvas and other materials are sometimes used. I use beeswax: Recipe 1 lb of wax melted with 80 grams of Demar Resin to which I add oil paint.
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