These panels are drawn on thin plywood or even rare single-thickness antique wood. (This is reminiscent
of medieval painted icons.) Once the dye colors are applied, I use several grades of woodburning tips and
torches to create the deep. rich blacks. I like this because the wood grain is still apparent in the burned
areas and also in the colors. Some have a thickly applied encaustic medium that makes the patterns
appear as if under a blanket of snow. I like to apply the dotted borders to really determine the shapes in
areas that overflow with color or burned patterns.
Lupin and Sage 12" x 12"
Copper Pots 12" x 12"
Pyrographic drawing with Nasturtiam 12" x 12"
Orange Tide Labyrinth 12" x 12"
Pyrographic drawing with encaustic 14" x 16"
All images copyright 2010 Lawrence P Kaster
Potato Starch Deva Pyrograph 19w x 24h