Encaustics: beeswax paintings

13 Jan

If you are in Savannah anytime soon, you must stop by the Savannah Bee Company‘s store on Broughton Street. Walk past the glowing bottles of nectar, past the tasting bar and the kiddie play hive to the very back. Along the back wall is displayed the work of Elizabeth B. Guri, a local Savannah artist who creates encaustics. Encaustic arts are paintings and sculptures of beeswax or Damar resin mixed with pigments, oil based paints, or pastels. The paintings she creates are stunning. Vivid colors and textures in abstracts, landscapes, and still lifes. (can I say still lifes?) My favorite painting was a swirl of ocean. The paintings even have the faint, beautiful aroma of sweet beeswax.

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