A Santa Cruz Harbor Seal and a Squid make appearances in this fashionable Down By the Sea scene by Linda Benenati who creates magical environments with her encaustic painting and collage narratives. With nods to various master painter-storytellers, the 20's and 30's, 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.