Encaustic Art

Bunnie is talented encaustic artist. Her art studio is tucked inside Wild Hare Studios. Bunnie offers classes, sells her pieces and also commissions works. She has also donated pieces to help support local non-profits and events.

Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments< are added. The liquid or paste is then applied to a surface—usually prepared wood, though canvas and other materials are often used. The simplest encaustic mixture can be made from adding pigments to beeswax, but there are several other recipes that can be used—some containing other types of waxes, damar resin, linseed oil, or other ingredients. Pure, powdered pigments can be used, though some mixtures use oil paints or other forms of pigment.