Dietlind Vander Schaaf

Reliquary, 2021
Encaustic, Oil, and 23 Karat Gold Leaf on Panel
24 x 24 x 2 in
Encaustic Care Instructions Encaustic is very durable. Encaustic paintings made in ancient Egypt survived for thousands of years. Beeswax provides a wonderful barrier to moisture; it will not deteriorate, yellow, or darken over time. Encaustic paintings do not need to be varnished or protected by glass. If the painting looks dull or gets dusty, it can be wiped clean with a lint-free cloth. When transporting your encaustic painting, take care to avoid bumping the sides. If shipping or storing, place a sheet of glassine over the surface and then wrap the painting with bubble wrap with the bubbles facing outward. Keep your painting at normal room temperatures. Avoid freezing and extremely hot temperatures. The wax paint will melt and run at 162 F. Please contact Dietlind Vander Schaaf at if you have questions or concerns.