Welcome to Carol Ettenger Encaustics
Encaustic painting is a technique using molten beeswax and colored
pigments, developed by the ancient Eyptians to paint mummy portraits and
used by the early Greeks as a decorative medium. It has wide versatility
and can accomodate the use of mixed media techniques. It is favored by
artists who appreciate the richness of the brilliant colors and its
possibilities of a range of textures. I love to work with it for its
sensual brushwork, its rich colors, textural surfaces, layering and
collage capabilities. It is my muse, my voice.
I have four Galleries on this site broken down by subject matter. The first, "Figures",
is a series of etherial, spiritual pieces conveying the spiritual
path we're all on. The second gallery, "Abstracts",
are pieces in which I've explored not only the technical aspects
of encaustic painting; the colors, textures, layering qualities
but also the artistic qualities of the artform; how those textures
and colors can be combined and utilized to make a truly beautiful
work of art. The third gallery, "Landscapes
& Still Lifes" is a collection of works that portray
natural scenes that invite you in for a closer look. My last
gallery, "Mixed Media Collage" introduces the beauty of encaustic painting techniques combined
with natural objects such as feathers, twigs and other found
objects to enhance the shapes, textures, etc. that encaustic
To see a list of galleries I currently show in and various awards and accomplishments I've been bestowed over the years click here.
Thank you for visiting Carol Ettenger Encaustics. I hope you enjoy my work.