Riding the Rails ... traveling west

Jerrie Sasson's avatar Jerrie Sasson

My art entry is a series of 3 paintings, each showing the skies of Montana. My medium of choice is encaustic ... oil painting with a wax medium. Encaustic is an ancient art form used by Roman artists in Egypt. Like an Egyptian or Roman artist, I make my own paints from Beeswax, Damar Crystals and powdered pigments. I melt, apply and torch the pigment to the surface and develop textures and movement on my canvas or board. Using my oil painting skills, the results are like an impressionist painting, such as Monet. When viewed from afar the image looks defined but when viewed up close other forms and designs are seen. In 1967 I took a road trip across the United States and found the landforms to be unique and beautiful. These memories are my current compositions. I use the encaustic medium to show color, movement and the beauty of land and sky forms. This section of the series called RIding the Rails is of Montana.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1.5 inches
  • Medium: Encaustic Painting
  • Width: 72 inches
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 24 inches