The Arrival of Esperanza is part of a new series of narratives by Linda Benenati called Arrivals and Departures. Linda creates magical environments with her encaustic mixed media collage paintings. She's inspired by the 20's and 30's, love, and a love of anything French!
Linda has ventured into wonderland for her delightful encaustic paintings. This ancient technique, dating back to the Greeks, uses heat throughout the process, from melting the beeswax mixture to fusing each layer of wax. Linda's encaustic medium consists of natural bees wax and dammar resin (crystallized tree sap). She also uniquely incorporates collage elements, which add surprise and dimension.