A monoprint is a one-of-a-kind image which uses one or more repeatable matrices (e,g, woodcut, drypoint) to which unique elements are added. These monoprints have gone through the etching press numerous times as successive layers of line and color are applied.
Encaustic painting involves the use of melted beeswax to which pigment and other materials may be added. Each layer of wax is fused to the prior ones by the application of heat. Encaustic is an ancient medium found in the Egyptian Fayum mummy portraits dating to 300 BC. The surface of these paintings can have a unique richness and depth.
Work In Tar
Just like it sounds, these paintings are made of tar and shellac on board. The surfaces are richly textured and the imagery, in shades of golden brown, is inspired by the forms of primitive biological organisms.
These paintings are made of pure pigment in powder form, pastels, charcoal, and occasionally other media such as oil pastels and crayons.
Oil bars, or pigment sticks, are made of oil paint mixed with just enough beeswax to allow it to be formed into a bar. The consistency of these pigment sticks is delicously buttery. They dry to a completely durable oil paint.
Acrylic is a water-based medium that is opaque and full-bodied. These paintings are on canvas.