Meet the Artist: Mark Lavatelli

Meet the Artist: Mark Lavatelli

Encaustic is an ancient and permanent painting technique in which the binder is beeswax. Unlike linseed oil or synthetic resin (e.g. acrylic) binders which dry to harden, the beeswax is heated until molten, mixed with dry pigments to make paint, and, when applied to the painting, cools and hardens instantly. This is why it is unique.

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