Another beautiful encaustic painting on paper by British artist, Loren Grey. The art measures 21" x 10" with the modern gold frame measuring 22 ¼" x 12 ¼". This piece would make a very nice accompanying piece for the other two paintings we have on our Ruby Lane shop at this time. This would be an excellent choice of original art for home, office or business, especially a wine shop or restaurant.
Biography: Dramatic color and a contemporary sense of composition exemplify the work of British artist Loren Grey. The energy and unique flair of her floral paintings form a focal point in any space, and draw us in to experience their unique textural surfaces. After studying Fine Art in Winchester, England, Grey moved to the West Coast of England where she now lives and works. Her passion, other than painting, is her wonderful garden in which she grows the original flowers that end up in what she calls her "flower portraits". The colors and themes of the work often depend on what flower is a particular favorite of the season. Loren Grey is always experimenting with new techniques and materials, though her specialty is her own personal development of an encaustic method. The color in the painting is enhanced with layering "washes" of wax and paint. Encaustic Painting: The "classic" or "basic" encaustic method is extremely simple; it consists of painting on any ground or surface with paints made by mixing dry pigments with molten white refined beeswax plus a variable percentage of resin, working from a warm palette. Variations with the brush or palette knife can also be assisted by warming and chilling the surface. A final heat treatment, or "burning in" (which is the meaning of the name encaustic) by passing a heat source over the surface, fuses and bonds the painting into a permanent form without altering it, and a light polishing with a soft cotton cloth brings out a dull, satiny sheen. When cool, the picture is finished; no further changes ever take place. Ref: Kavanaugh Gallery