Past Exhibitions > Contemporary Encaustic 2017

Desert Bee V
Suzanne Ellenbogen
Desert Bee V

Encaustic on panel
8" x 8"

This series of encaustic paintings is inspired by the desert and all the beauty that is inherent there. Moved by the ever-changing light upon the desert floor and its mountains, I prepare colors and use textures, layering them on old photographs of the southwest to give each painting a bit of mystery.

Encaustics gives me the freedom to be in the moment –its unpredictability helps me to let go of preconceived outcomes. The process is magical. When I begin a new painting, I’m never sure how it’ll turn out; trusting it will create itself – with my help of course. I play with texture, patterns and color; discovering innovative ideas with each new creation.