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Old Family Photographs Made Into Encaustic Paintings

A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by a woman who saw my work hanging in the Alcove space at Stifel & Capra during the month of April.

The woman’s husband liked my two photo-encaustic pieces “Mists of Time I” and “Mists of Time II,” and wondered if I would do something similar with some of his old family photos.

He chose three photographs for me to turn into encaustic works.


They’ve been a lot of fun to do. As I transfer the photos onto the wax, I love looking at the faces and the old car and imagining all the stories that go along with them.

I hope they enjoy the pieces as much as I enjoyed making them. It feels great when someone likes what you do enough to commission work based on something as personal as family photos.

The three photo encaustic pieces are heading to their new home in India soon. Bon voyage!

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