I have always had an interest in skulls! I think they are beautiful and quite amazing and not sinister at all!
Because encaustic medium needs a porous surface to adhere to, I am always on the lookout for different surfaces to paint - cue lightbulb moment!
All of the skulls I use are bought in from trusted sources in the UK only. All of the animals have died of natural causes and have been found in the wild.
I treat them with the same respect I would if they were alive.
They are painted in the same way as my other artworks using encaustic medium and a shellac burn. They are further enhanced with pure gold leaf.