Yosemite Valley


Encaustic Painting
by Carolyn Reed

Encaustic on board
15.5″H, 19.5″W

The beauty of Yosemite Valley often serves as the muse for many of my pieces. The inspiration for this piece was a family outing on a beautiful sunny day. The materials used in this painting are beeswax, encaustic medium, India ink, and oil paint, layered and fused together with heat. The result is a layered unique look, that resembles stained glass.


The 2018 print edition of American Artwork  is 248 pages and features 238 painters, sculptors, craftspeople, photographers, and printmakers. Jurors are California College of the Arts instructor Howard Eige, and Oakland gallery owner Jan Christensen-Heller.

Now in its 14th year (originally titled American Art Collector), our books were described as “stunning” by the San Francisco Chronicle and “works of art in themselves” by the Sacramento Bee. Trim size is 8.5″H, 6″W.

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