Encaustic paint is perhaps the most beautiful of all artists' paints, and it is as versatile as any 21st century medium
Encaustic paint can be polished to a high gloss, carved, scraped, layered, collaged, dipped, cast, modeled, sculpted, textured, and combined with oil. Encaustics cool immediately, so there is no drying time, yet it can always be reworked. Encaustic paints are one of the most durable artists' paints, due to the fact that beeswax is impervious to moisture. Encaustic paint will not deteriorate, it will not yellow, and it will not darken. Encaustic paintings do not have to be varnished or protected by glass. Since encaustic does not require the use of solvents a number of health hazards are reduced or eliminated.
Utrecht provides everything you need to get started with encaustic painting, including books tools and surfaces uniquely formulated for the medium. We carry an assortment of rich, vibrant colors from R&F as well as kits designed to get you going with this great style of painting.