Painting with Wax (20-24 August 2018, 10-16 h)
Encaustic, Punic wax and Beeswax paint. What counts for lime, probably counts even more for beeswax: this beautiful natural material has been used for more than thousands of years due to its soft and direct appeal. In melted condition wax paint is called encaustic. Encaustic is a robust type of paint; nevertheless, it can be used in very sophisticated painting, as the Romans demonstrated. Wax paint is a type of paint which integrates very well with contemporary art. In saponified form beeswax paint is called Punic wax, named after the Phoenicians, who invented it. This pliant water-soluble beeswax paint is one of the most accessible types of paint in existence. Finally, we will review a type of paint, consisting of beeswax, oil and pigments and which produces beautiful deep colours.