Dietlind Vander Schaaf

Sol, 2022
Encaustic, Oil and 23 Karat Gold Leaf on Panel
12 x 12 in
Sol is Spanish for sun and this piece felt like a warm midsummer sunrise. As with all of my work, I use color, mark making, and 23 karat gold leaf to convey the experience of a moment and to impart a feel of calm beauty to the viewer. My work is built up in many layers of heated wax-based paint and fused together with a torch. One painting might involve as many as 35 - 50 layers of paint.