FRANÇOIS BEAUDRY — ENCAUSTIC PAINTINGS


The technique of encaustic dates back to ancient Greece. It is a mixture of beeswax and damar gum to which are added the pigments. Encaustic is considered the most permanent among the painting techniques because of the propensity of wax to remain impervious to moisture (and the mold it causes) and to reject dust.

Besides having a wide range of effects from opacity to transparency, it allows the use of strong impastos therefore accentuating the materiality and makes the viewer want to touch the painting.

francois beaudry encaustic painting landscape bas-relief water reflection leaves via appalachia series 17
Autumn reflection, via appalachia series, 17, encaustic, 29 x 47 inches
francois beaudry encaustic painting woman figure bas-relief
Red ribbon, encaustic, 36 x 22 1/2 inches

francois beaudry encaustic painting bas-relief still life monstera leaf red pot
Monstera, encaustic, 36 x 25 1/2 inches
francois beaudry encaustic painting bas-relief blue table series bloodroot leaves plate napkin blue table series 3
Bloodroot, blue table series, 3, encaustic, 26 x 36 inches

francois beaudry encaustic painting landscape bas-relief trees rock moss horse dog via appalachia series 15
Equus, via appalachia series, encaustic, 28 1/2 x 47 inches
francois beaudry encaustic painting still life bas-relief leaves terracotta pot
Ficus, encaustic, 36 x 26 inches

francois beaudry encaustic painting bas-relief door chercheur de tresors series
The door, "le chercheur de trésors" series, 36 x 26
francois beaudry encaustic painting landscape bas-relief rock moss via appalachia series 16
White water, via appalachia series, encaustic, 29 x 47 inches