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Virtual Gallery: Painting with wax is theme of show at The Art Gallery Osoyoos
Encaustic painting is the art of painting with hot bees wax to which pigments have been added. That’s the theme of an exhibition titled “Waxing Poetic” that opened Thursday, May 27 at The Art Gallery Osoyoos and runs to Saturday, June 19.
The show includes the work of regional artists who go by the name Canwax West. All the pieces use the encaustic process, but some include other media. Most are paintings, but a few pieces are three dimensional wax sculptures.
The wax, with added Damar resin, is applied in layers with each layer fused to the one below using an encaustic iron, heat gun or torch. Some works are finished with a coat of shellac.
The gallery is open Wednesdays to Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. Covid precautions are in effect. The gallery is located at 8713 Main St. in Osoyoos, B.C., just west of Town Hall.
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Author: Richard McGuire
Richard McGuire is an Osoyoos photographer who worked at the Osoyoos Times between 2012 and 2018, first as reporter and then as editor. He has a long career in journalism as well as research, communication and management at the House of Commons in Ottawa and in the federal government.
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