Colin Pratt

I make most of my own materials (waxes, supports, cradle frames) which gives me the ability to be flexible with the size and shape of the painting. Collage with encaustic has been my principal style, although recently I have spent considerable time experimenting with shellac and pigments in wax paintings. Crushed ochres, marri and grass tree resins, and ash/charcoal are featured prominently in many of these paintings too. The 4 second drying time of encaustic wax is a distinct issue as painting sizes become larger, though I have completed a 3.2m x 1.2 m. painting recently. Most paintings are seen as abstract realism, showing recognisable themes intermingled with abstraction. My work is on display at Commonage Pottery and Gallery, Dunsborough, where I also conduct workshops for both beginners and more advanced artists.

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encaustic wax and shellac

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