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Plutarch 1 A.D. August 1, 2009

Posted by Beth in Art.

A beautiful woman leaves in

the heart of an indifferent man

an image as fleeting as water,

but in a lover’s heart the image is fixed with fire

like an encaustic painting

that time will never erase.


Poem found at Margaret Adams

Encaustic painting found at JSchaller. (After my few attempts to create realistic images with beeswax, I am in awe of this man’s skill.)


1. Lynne - August 1, 2009

The poem and Schaller’s images are compelling. Perhaps I should try encaustic rather than regular oil painting for my art project. First I need to find a good local teacher.

2. Beth - August 1, 2009


The basics are really not that difficult, esp. if you have painted before.
Check out Lisa’s tutorials at Open Studio–get the stuff together, and then experiment!! We have our set up in our family room (the best lighting in the house and a wood floor.) I’ll post more after I get back from a week of camping in the Humboldt county Redwoods!!

3. Lynne - August 1, 2009

I’ll give it a whirl.
Have fun camping.

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