Original Artworks by Annie Johnson for sale
"Rustic Landscape" - $250 Mixed media on watercolour paper 39 x 29cm (actual image size) 52 x 42cm (framed under glass) By Annie Johnson
"Creation of the universe No 1" - $165 Encaustic wax on board Unframed 30cm diameter By Annie Johnson
"Patterns in Nature No 6 - $195 Encaustic Wax & Inks on Wood 30.5 x 40.5cm (no frame) By Annie Johnson
"Creation of the universe No 3" - $165 Encaustic wax on board Unframed 30cm diameter By Annie Johnson
"Heaven viewing the earth" - $160 Wax & Mulberry paper on wood Unframed 39cm diameter By Annie Johnson
"The planets align" - $385 Wax, ink, watercolour paper on wood Unframed 59cm diameter By Annie Johnson
"Botanical Study No. 1" - $110 Rust dyeing on watercolour paper 12 x 12cm (image size" 25.5 x 25.5cm (framed under glass) By Annie Johnson
"Botanical Study No. 2" - $110 Rust Dyeing on watercolour paper 12cm x 12cm (image size) 25.5 x 25.5cm (framed under glass) By Annie Johnson
"Blue bird lost" - $120 Encaustic wax on watercolour paper 19 x 17cm (image size) 25 x 23cm (framed under glass) By Annie Johnson
"Forest Floor" - Lamp $110 Encaustic wax & rust dyeing with leaves on silk 27 x 25cm By Annie Johnson
"Feathery Silk" Lamp - $110 Encaustic wax & rust dyeing with leaves & feathers on silk 27 x 25cm By Annie Johnson
For many years I have experimented with different mediums such as acrylic, oil, watercolour, chalk, pastels and charcoal. I have enjoyed these processes but I was looking for something out of the ordinary and a little bit special.
I have found it, 'Encaustic wax painting'.
This medium combines my love of all my past painting experiences & is a way of pushing the boundaries. I have found a way of incorporating all those pieces of artwork that you keep just in case & cannot bear to throw away. All those collage materials that you have in a box, let's be realistic, many boxes that you think will come in handy one of those days!
This is the process of heating beeswax with resin & paint pigment & has originated from Roman times. It is a way of preserving & protecting layers of paint, paper & collage materials using wax. It has a luscious feel & a scent of beeswax which makes the painting very organic & pleases the senses.
By building up layers of colour & wax & texture the final layer is warm & shiny. It reminds me of how we are made as people, layers of memories, culminating in a warm & shiny person on the outside.