An enormous thank you for all your passion and support for our quest to spread the word about this only recently rediscovered ancient artist paint. We are so proud that we were able to get this beautiful medium to so many of you since starting only a few months ago. We’ve restocked our shelves ready for the new year – and can’t wait to see water-soluble encaustic paint continuing to conquer the hearts of contemporary artists.
We wish everybody a brilliant Christmas and a very successful and creative 2016.
Cherry + Ina from Paint Club
Let’s give some merit to the man who infected José Cuní with the bug to find the long lost formula of the paint medium used by artists in Greco Roman antiquity: Ramón Stolz (1903-1958), professor of Painting Techniques and Wall Painting. Here are Stolz and (a very young) Cuní whilst restoring the frescoes in San Antonio de la Florida, Madrid, painted by Francisco de Goya in 1789. Ramón Stolz had gathered a large library on encaustics. and examined the various reconstructions proposed by previous researchers and concluded that the formula used by Greco-Roman artists was different from any modern reconstructions. How amazed would he be today to see that his student actually did find the formula, verified by the Royal Society for Chemistry, and that this amazing ancient medium is now back in use. Really try it out, this is no gimmick.