Mesmerizing encaustic abstract offers an entrancing interplay of vibrant and neutral hues. Encaustic painting, also know as "hot wax painting," uses heated wax mixed with colored pigments and resin crystals to enhance the color and stabilize the finish. The effect is stunning. From the John-Richard Collection. GIclee reproduction of an original by Mississippi native Mary Neff Stewart. Hand enhanced using encaustic painting, also know as "hot wax painting," a technique involves using heated wax mixed with colored pigments to which additional heat is applied to manipulate the wax and color. Resin crystals mixed with the wax stabilizes the finish. The finish makes each giclee unique. Highlighted with touches of gold leaf. Gallery wrapped over pine. Raw canvas back. 35"W x 1"D x 48"T. Handcrafted in the USA. Weight, 11 lbs. Boxed weight, approximately 26 lbs.