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Blowtorches and botanicals heat up Plum Gallery – June 2013

By KRISTIN CHAMBERS Compass Correspondent For most artists, blowtorches and a freshly painted canvas mix as well as Superman and Lex Luthor. But to Claire Kendrick, it is the beautiful morphing of heat, wax and oils that makes her abstract encaustic botanical paintings alive. “You have to be prepared to lose a certain amount of the painting,” Kendrick said. “Sometimes it gets destroyed in the process. The wax has a resin within it, so when it dries it dries really hard

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