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WAM October 29-30 Anita Singh

“Painting” with wax, encaustic, is an ancient art-form - pieces created centuries ago remain bright and vivid today, like new.

That’s one of the characteristics of encaustic, because beeswax is impervious to moisture.

Another quality of the method is that you can build layers that become or appear to be transparent. This helps the pieces to become more complicated than they first appear.

Anita Singh is a local artist who has recently become enamored of encaustic. The Leyton Gallery of Fine Art is mounting a small exhibit of Anita’s art as New Encaustic Work. It opened in the Gallery this past Thursday, and I joined Anita in the gallery the day before the opening.

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