“Permeate” by Joanna Gould 14” x 14”


Joanna is a Maine artist working in the ancient encaustic technique. Constructing layers upon layers of translucent beeswax emulsified with damar resin, she fuses oil pigments and found objects creating works of art that have been described as dreamlike and mystical with the purest light.

Encaustic painting is one of the oldest known painting techniques dating back over 2000 years. This was the medium artists used before oil or tempera were invented. The ancient Greeks colored their battle ships, statues and buildings with encaustic. It was also used on the wall murals in Pompeii and remained popular throughout the 6th and 7th centuries. It was replaced by tempera and fresco and the technique was virtually lost by the Middle Ages.

Show continues thru August. Also featuring stone sculpture, jewelry, fiber arts, paintings and porcelain ceramics. Little Pond Gallery, 23 Shoreline Dr, Orr’s Island, 207 833.3210 Like us on Facebook


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