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Enkaustikos: Lora Murphy Paint Set

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Enkaustikos: Lora Murphy Paint Set

The Enkaustikos team has worked closely with internationally recognized artist Lora Murphy to develop this wonderful new line of portrait colors. They call them the Micro Series because they are made with microcrystalline wax along with U.S. pharmaceutical grade beeswax, damar resin, and lightfast pigments. The addition of microcrystalline wax enhances the wonderful translucency of beeswax and aids in flexibility of the paint providing more open time with brush application, making them ideal for portraiture work. Lora’s 19 color selection is complete for all skin tones, including additional Microblend Medium for imparting extra translucency. The first batch has sold out and a...

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Lora Murphy and Encaustic Portraiture

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Lora Murphy and Encaustic Portraiture

Portraiture with wax - stretching your mind and skill sets to the limit. Lora Murphy was born in Ireland and educated in Ireland, USA, and Italy . Trained as an oil painter, she now works primarily in encaustic and mixed media . Lora teaches workshops in Contemporay Portraiture in Encaustic throughout the world and also through her e-course. She divides her time between Ireland and Denmark and maintain studios in both countries. I approached advanced portraiture with much apprehension as I tend to paint loose with an emphasis on the abstract. Lora was an amazing instructor and guided the class with ease....

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