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Encaustic Paints and Mediums

Encaustic painting is performed with hot wax that has pigments mixed in and is the oldest continuously used painting medium. The earliest known use of encaustic painting was done by the Greeks on marble statues in 450 B.C. Starting in the 1950s, a resurgence of encaustic painting began and it is still going strong today. Encaustics are a convenient and safe option that allows for unique color play and textures not available in other mediums.