Young Pomo Indian Girl #7 is 8”x9”. A ‘one of a kind’, original, encaustic painting by La’Nelle Gambrell. The base is birch wood with bull rush tule (tulle) and jute overlay with pure bees wax and natural pigment. Oil pigment and ephemera were added to enhance the impression of age and a time gone by. With bird feather, brass hair pin and pine tree needle embellishments. This piece has a self hanger made of jute and is ready to hang.
Encaustic painting, a method utilizing molten wax, tree resin and natural pigments, is the very first painting medium that we know of. It predates oils, tempura, watercolor, etc and has lasted well over 2000 years. Even today, examples of ancient encaustic art can be seen in museums around the world. Encaustic wax was also used to seal and decorate baskets, boats, etc.
If you happen to be an artist, perhaps one of these little pieces hung near your work space will help you recall those early artists that labored to create the best art they were capable of without any of the wonderful tools and implements available to us today. For more information see my website . . . www.LaNelle.com