I’m Rebecca Stahr, and I am an encaustic mixed-media artist and urban sketcher. For me, the medium is part of the message of my art, whether it’s the intimate nature of a personal sketchbook or the textural depth and distress created through using encaustic wax, the experience of the process is equally as important as the art experienced. Thank you for letting me share a little of my life and what inspires me with you.
In Mercy. Encaustic Wax Painting.
The quality of mercy is not strained; It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest; It blesseth him that gives and him that takes. —The Merchant of Venice, William Shakespeare
With Grace. Encaustic Wax Painting.
I do not understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are and does not leave us where it found us. — Anne Lamotte
Spring Awakening. Encaustic Wax Painting.
Spring Awakening is an abstract painting inspired by the spring greens as they pop out against grey of the rainy spring sky sprouting tiny buds of life everywhere. This encaustic wax painting was created on an artist cradle(and is ready to display on your wall, desk or shelf). The abstract painting texture was done by […]
Fractured. Encaustic Wax Painting.
I believe in broken, fractured, complicated narratives, but I believe in narratives as a vehicle for truth, not simply as a form of entertainment, though I love entertainment, but also a way of conveying what needs to be conveyed about the works that I care about. — Stephen Greenblatt
They Spoke With Tongues of Fire. Encaustic Wax Painting.
This contemporary abstract painting was done fusing layers of hot encaustic wax and oil stick on a wooden cradled panel. Intense oranges and reds dominate the painting with accents of yellow and violet in an dramatic whirlwind of color. The artwork is ready to hang and does not need framing or glass.
I’ll Fly Away. Encaustic Wax Painting.
This contemporary abstract painting was done fusing layers of hot encaustic wax, powdered pigment and oil stick on a wooden cradled panel. Impressions were embossed into the wax along with an expressive-intuitive mark making technique creating a varied textured surface. A vivid spectrum of blues in the painting with slight accents of yellow ochre, turquoise, white […]